Skjelbred keen on Newcastle
Per Ciljan Skjelbred would be open to a move to Newcastle United, according to the player's advisor.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 04/07/08 2:55pm
Rosenborg midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred would be open to a move to Newcastle United, according to the player's advisor.
The 21-year-old impressed during last season's UEFA Champions League group stages and has reportedly caught the eye of a number of European clubs.
Newcastle are among those sides linked with the Norway international, but Skjelbred's advisor has explained he has yet to receive an approach from the St James' Park club.
Andreas Ekker said: "All the clubs from the big leagues have been watching him.
"So far what I can say is that nobody from Newcastle has come to me. There has been no contact in that way yet.
"He is very ambitious, and if Newcastle came to us with an offer, then we would have to seriously consider it.
"We would look at the total package they would offer us, including how the coach would use him.
"We know there are several clubs interested that have watched him at both club and international level, but nobody has come in with a concrete bid."