Newcastle United defender Davide Santon believes fellow Italian youngster Mario Balotelli won't leave Manchester City.

The pair played for Italy U21 together.

He told "I always hear from Mario. For me he will never change, but I say it in a positive way. He's a really nice person, sometimes commits nonsense but then quickly regrets the errors.

"He's a little crazy, but then again he is a real person. And in footballing terms we're talking about a top player ... "