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Newcastle's Santon claims Roma wanted him

Newcastle United full-back Davide Santon has revealed that AS Roma were after his services last summer.

The 21-year old departed Inter Milan for Newcastle in August but suggests that he may have made his home in his country's capital if Roma were successful in their pursuit.

"Yes, Roma were interested," Santon told Tuttomercato,/i>. "There was talk about it, but in the end nothing concrete happened.

"Then, Newcastle made an offer. At first, they wanted to sign me on loan, but then they decided to buy me outright, with Inter's consent."

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