Interest confirmed in £10m Liverpool target

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FC Twente have confirmed Luuk De Jong is a player in demand, amid reported interest in the Dutch striker's signature from Liverpool.

De Jong has been in fine form this season, and has scored 15 goals in 24 appearances for Twente as they look to land their second Eredivisie title in three years.

The 21-year-old's goalscoring exploits have reportedly attracted the attention of Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, and De Jong has been linked with a January move to Anfield.

Twente have since responded to speculation linking De Jong with a move away from De Grolsch Veste, and claim the Holland international is attracting admiring glances.

However, the Enschedese club said no other side has made an attempt to meet the £10 million buyout clause written into De Jong's contract.

“There might have been a lot of club that are interested but there has been nothing official and we have not had any clubs who have officially approached us or made a bid of £10 million or so to buy him,” a Twente source told

“Luuk is already playing for the national side although he is behind Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Robin Van Persie and Dirk Kuyt who are a little bit better but they are a little bit older than Luuk.

“But we think that he will go to Poland and Ukraine for the European Championships and we hope he stays with Twente for a long time but there is a lot of silly money in England and that has damaged us in the past.”

Newcastle have also been linked with De Jong, although this interest is likely to wane following the recent capture of Senegalese hotshot Papiss Demba Cisse from Freiburg.

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