Van Wolfswinkel happy in Lisbon

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Ricky van Wolfswinkel insists he is not thinking about leaving Sporting Lisbon this summer, despite reported interest in his signature from Liverpool and Manchester United.

The 22-year-old Dutch striker signed for Sporting from Utrecht in June last year, and has scored 11 goals in 25 appearances for his Portuguese employers this term.

Despite having spent less than a year at the Estádio José Alvalade, Van Wolfswinkel has seen himself linked with a move away from the club, with Liverpool and Manchester United touted as potential destinations.

However, Van Wolfswinkel does not have any ambition to leave Lisbon at the present time, and is fully focused on matters on the pitch - namely knocking Manchester City out of the Europa League.

"In the world of football it is not possible to speak about the future, but in this moment I do not have any motive to leave Sporting Lisbon," he said, according to

"I am happy right now, because all that counts is getting a goal.

"But now it is necessary to focus on the match with Manchester City."

Whether or not Liverpool or United decide to formalise their interest in Van Wolfswinkel remains to be seen, but he would surely be a more worthwhile addition for the former.

Liverpool have struggled in front of goal this season, with Luis Suarez and Craig Bellamy the club's top scorers in the league with only six strikes each.

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