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Ex-Roma owner Pallotta name-checks Newcastle as he confirms Prem ownership plans

Former Roma owner James Pallotta admits he's seeking to buy a Premier League club.

Pallotta has been linked with a takeover of Newcastle in the past and has now name-checked the Magpies when detailing his Premier League club takeover ambitions.

“I do think that if there's a place that makes sense for me, it's the Premier League," Pallotta told The Athletic.

"It's pretty difficult for an American — and I do think we actually did a lot of good stuff — but I do think it's difficult in a lot of countries to deal with the cultural stuff, all kinds of stuff. There are just all kinds of variables.

“I think there are interesting teams in the Premier League that have great history and it would be nice to see them getting back to it. The Newcastles of the world. Great, great fanbase.

"Those are the kind of things I think would be interesting to be a part of with a good group (of investors) and there's more rationality there (at league level) in many ways, right?"

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