The agent of released Bayer Leverkusen winger Tranquillo Barnetta has revealed the interest of English clubs.

Aston Villa and Newcastle United have been long-term suitors for the Swiss.

Wolfgang Voege told Lalaziosiamonoi.it : "We have interest from English and German teams. Today I met the player in my office and told him of all these news reports that arrive from Italy, but in fact are just rumors."