Luuk de Jong
Luuk de Jong.

FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong has revealed his interest in a move to the Premier League, after being linked with Liverpool over the weekend.

The Dutch international has been in irresistible form this season, scoring 10 goals in 12 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit and has been closely monitored by Liverpool scouts for a number of months.

The 21-year-old has expressed a desire to play abroad in the near future and Liverpool have emerged as the frontrunners in the race for the highly-rated youngster's signature.

"I'm still very happy playing for Twente, but every player has dreams," de Jong told

"Mine is to play in a nice foreign competition one day. And the Premier League is a really nice competition.

"I don't have real plans for the future - I'll see what comes my way."

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is in the market for an additional striker after becoming frustrated with his side's profligacy in front of goal.

The Reds have scored just 24 goals in 19 Premier League games this season and with Luis Suarez sidelined for eight-games, Dalglish is monitoring de Jong's situation with a view to submitting an official bid in the coming weeks.

However, the Liverpool-target insisted he remains focused on Twente's title ambitions and being picked for the Netherlands' squad for this summer's European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

"I will be happy if I'm called up for the Euro 2012 finals. I know I'm not going to play a lot, but I'll be ready whenever the coach needs me," de Jong added.

"I think we are one of the favourites to win the title, with Spain and Germany. But it is a tournament - you never know what happens."