Dutch international Erik Pieters is still interested in a move to Newcastle United, his agent has confirmed.
The 23-year-old was strongly linked with a move to the club last summer, but a deal failed to materialise.
Newcastle are still strongly linked with the PSV Eindhoven ace, who is currently sidelined for the rest of the season with a foot injury.
And his agent has now confirmed that he still has an interest in joining Newcastle.
"He was interested last year," agent Piet van der Pol told The Journal.
"Newcastle United is a fantastic club and I know that Erik follows them because of his friendship with Tim Krul.
"If they come in for Erik of course he will be interested in talking to them, but right now the main thing that he is focused on is getting fit for Euro 2012.
"Newcastle have done tremendously this season and I know that there are a lot of players who would like to join them."