Italian defender set to turn down move to Serie A.
Davide Santon looks set to extend his stay at Newcastle United according to Sky Sports.
The Italian defender has been one of his side’s most impressive performers since arriving from Inter Milan for £5 million in 2011.
His performances have not gone unnoticed with Inter’s bitter rivals, AC Milan, thought to be weighing up a summer bid for the player.
The 22 year old was strongly linked with a move to the Rossoneri during the January transfer window after club owner and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi expressed his admiration for the player.
A move failed to materialise and the player’s agent insists Santon is unlikely to leave St. James’ Park any time soon.
It has been suggested that Santon might favour a move to Italy as he looks to establish himself in the country’s national team ahead of next summer’s World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.
But the Italian youngster’s agent has poured cold water on the speculation, insisting he is too important to the current Newcastle side to be moved on.
Santon is also thought to be settled on Tyneside and is keen to stay in the area as his fiancée is expecting the couple’s first baby in May.