Douglas reveals Newcastle interest


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FC Twente defender Douglas wants to leave Dutch football this summer and admits Newcastle are one of several interested parties.

The 24-year-old Brazilian has been with Twente since 2007 but now looks set for a move to pastures new.

"I have spent five years [at Twente] and have done my best for the club," he told NuSport.

"I have won the title, the cup - it's time for a next step."

Douglas revealed Newcastle were not the only club who had made contact, though, adding: "Five clubs are interested and there's a bigger club than Newcastle.

"I cannot still say anything about it, but I hope soon to have my new club."

Chelsea and Tottenham are also reported to have shown an interest in Douglas, who has also been linked with a move to Eredivisie champions Ajax.

However, the Twente centre-back has no interest in a move to another Dutch club.

"I have personally been in touch with Ajax and immediately said that I'm not interested," he said.

"I want to go abroad as I have outgrown the league.

"I noticed this year that I am sometimes a little too easy going down, then you make mistakes. I want to be tested every week."