Australian Mark Birighitti responds when asked about Newcastle's January interest

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Newcastle Jets star Mark Birighitti has responded to Newcastle's reported interest in him.

Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Mark Birighitti has told The West Australian Sport that he isn't aware of any interest from Newcastle United.

Birighitti, 24, had spells with AIS an Adelaide United before joining Newcastle Jets in 2012, and even spent time on loan with Italian club Varese earlier this year before returning to his native Australia.

Now, as one of the top goalkeepers in Australia, interest is allegedly building in his signature ahead of the January transfer window.

The West Australian Sport reported earlier this week that Premier League sides Bournemouth and Newcastle United were looking to sign Birighitti next month, with both clubs keen to strengthen their goalkeeping options.

The once-capped Australian international has now been asked about the rumours of a move to Bournemouth or Newcastle, but told The West Australian Sport that he doesn't know of any interest from English clubs.

"That's the first that I know. I read the comment in the paper," Birighitti said. "It's just all rumours. I haven't heard anything about it. I'm just focusing on doing well and putting in good performances for the club. What's meant to be will be, but I'm in a real good space at the moment," he added.

A number of Australian goalkeepers have played in the Premier League, with Mark Bosnich, Mark Schwarzer, Adam Federici, Brad Jones and John Filan all playing in England's top division over the years.

Birighitti could become the latest name to join that list, but it seems that a move to England isn't imminent right now, considering his comments about the situation.

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