Luuk De Jong’s agent has admitted that Liverpool are “watching” his client but believes that a January move is unlikely as FC Twente do not want to sell.
Sportsbyte reported last week that Kenny Dalglish was an admirer of the 21-year old Dutch international striker who has scored 10 goals in 17 appearances for Twente in the Eredivisie this season.
Now De Jong’s agent, Louis Laros, has confirmed that both Liverpool and Newcastle are watching his client.
Laros told IB Times UK: “I know they [Liverpool and Newcastle] are watching him but I have had no direct contact with both clubs over a possible transfer.”
Although Laros stated that no contact has been made and that any possible deal is not likely to be completed until the Summer.
He added: ”I haven’t received a phone call from Liverpool or Newcastle that they are completely interested in Luuk de Jong. For this moment, I think it is just a rumour.
“I don’t think a transfer is possible because I don’t think FC Twente will let him leave in the winter transfer period.
“If there is a possible transfer then I think it is at the end of the season.”
De Jong would cost a reported £10million and the striker recently admitted that a move to the Premier League would appeal to him.
He told Fifa.com: “I’m still very happy playing for FC Twente, but every player has dreams.
“Mine is to play in a nice foreign competition one day and the Premier League is a really nice competition.”