A host of Premiership clubs were represented at Sporting Lisbon's 2-2 draw with Roma last night to see Joao Moutinho in action.

Newcastle, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Portsmouth all had scouts in the stands and Moutinho remarked afterwards: "I do not know which clubs were here, I do not know of the interest of anyone, but I have to continue to do my work.

"If clubs are interested, then that's good, but it only gives me more motivation to work and achieve better results."