The agent of Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel admits there's great interest from England for the Dutchman.

Van Wolfswinkel is being linked with Newcastle United this week.

"I will not mention clubs because it is a private matter, but I can say that in England there is great interest in Ricky," Louis Laros revealed.

Asked about the Toon, Laros added: "I know they are interested. I spoke with them in the summer, when they tried to buy Luuk de Jong, who is also our player. They're not in a good position in the league but it is a good club."