Fulham attacker Luis Boa Morte admits he would relish a move to Newcastle United.
Magpies boss Graeme Souness has confirmed he is keen to lure the Portugal international to St James’ Park during January’s transfer window.
His Fulham counterpart Chris Coleman has brushed off the interest and feels the reported offer of £2 million for Boa Morte is derisory.
But Coleman may have to soften his stance, after Boa Morte acknowledged he is flattered that Newcastle want to sign him.
The 27-year-old, who can play on the wing or up front, revealed it is a source of pride that a club the size of The Magpies are chasing his signature.
“I am a Fulham player and I am not authorised to speak about this subject,” Boa Morte told A Bola. “Clearly, though, I would like to play for Newcastle. It is a club that is on a different level to Fulham. This interest fills me with pride. It is a great club in England.”
In an attempt to ward off Newcastle’s interest, Fulham have offered Boa Morte a contract to stay at Craven Cottage until 2008.
The former Arsenal winger has not been enamoured by the initial proposal but has not ruled out staying in West London.
He added: “They have presented me with a proposal but the figures offered were not what I was waiting for. Still, I am ready to study any offer.”