Newcastle United are still in with a chance of signing FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong after the players agent admitted he would be interested in playing for Alan Pardew's side.
An offer of £8million was made to the Dutch club, but it was quickly rejected as Twente manager Steve McClaren would certainly not want to lose his star player for the relatively low fee.
De Jong was the clubs top scorer last season as he fired 32 goals in all competitions to earn himself a place in Bert van Marwijk's squad for Euro 2012.
Newcastle would certainly have to up their offer in order to land the striker, but the comments from his agent do seem to suggest that there is a possibility the move could still happen.
"I can only confirm that there has been interest from Newcastle in Luuk," De Jong's agent, Louis Laros told the Journal."I know that Newcastle are following him, that is no secret, but a club must first agree a fee with FC Twente and so far this has not happened. I really don't know what will happen next.
"It is not up to us at this moment, it is up to those clubs to show an interest and agree a financial deal with Twente.
"They are not the only club that has shown an interest, there has been a lot of clubs from all over Europe. More than five or six - but that is normal for a player who has scored 25 goals in the Eredivisie and is in the national side.
"It has got to be the right club for Luuk, and a club that Luuk likes. He has already rejected several clubs who are interested because they are not the right move. I can confirm that Newcastle are not one of the clubs that he has rejected.
"He would be the perfect fit for the Premier League. He is only young and there is no doubt about his quality - no-one is debating that. Now the most important thing is to find the right club for Luuk, which is what we will do."
Pardew is concerned by the fact that Demba Ba has a £7million release clause in his contract and could decide to leave the club in the summer.
De Jong would certainly be a suitable replacement, the 21-year-old is thought of highly in Holland and by the former England manager McClaren.