Luuk De Jong wanted by Newcastle

06 November 2011 11:03
Newcastle have ramped up their interest in ?10million-rated Holland star Luuk de Jong. [LNB]According to reports in Holland, Newcastle, who are third in the Barclays Premier League win following Saturday's 2-1 victory over Everton, have watched the 21-year-old FC Twente striker on a number of occasions this season. [LNB] In demand: Newcastle and Liverpool are interested in De Jong (right) [LNB]De Jong is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the Erdevisie and has also attracted interest from Liverpool.[LNB] Toon owner Mike Ashley is keen to avoid last summer's disappointing transfer window in which they failed to land a long-term replacement for Andy Carroll who left for Liverpool in a ?35m deal in January.[LNB] The future's bright: De Jong is viewed as one of the hottest prospects in Holland [LNB] And De Jong, who has recently broken into the Dutch national side, has been earmarked among the club's top targets when the window re-opens.[LNB]De Jong has scored nine goals in 15 appearances for FC Twente this season, and broke his international duck after finding the back of the net in Holland's 2-0 win over Finland in September. [LNB]  Newcastle 2 Everton 1: Party Tyne as unbeaten Toon continue spectacular startInjury could force Newcastle striker Best to withdraw from Ireland squad

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