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Red Bull Salzburg playmaker Valon Berisha reveals Newcastle, Sampdoria contact

Red Bull Salzburg playmaker Valon Berisha has revealed he's a target for Newcastle United.

The 25-year-old is one of the most coveted creative midfielders on the market this summer and has been linked with Liverpool and Serie A side Sampdoria.

But in an interview with Norwegian TV station TV2 he admitted that there is interest from the Magpies.

He said: “They've been following me for a long time.

"There is an interest there, but there is nothing on the table that I have to decide on yet. England is the dream and we will see what it will be like."

Berisha also stated: “Now I have come to a position where I might be on top of where I can be in a club like Salzburg. It may be time for a new step.

“I feel in a way that I've gotten the best in the club now, and then it's time for a new challenge. That's what has always been the goal. It was the same when I grew up in Egersund and wanted to stay there. Then I came to Viking and took a big step in Tippeligaen. I would be best there, then take a new step. I have done the same thing I've done in Salzburg."

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