The former Inter Milan defender has ruled out a return to Serie A this summer.
"I'm really happy here and I'm glad to have signed for five years with Newcastle.
"Come back in Italy? No, at the moment. In the future you never know, it will depend on the opportunities, but now I don't think about it.
"The National team? I hope to come back but I'm not thinking to the European Championship. Now I'm interested to play and find continuity, if all goes well things will flow from that. "