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Roma superkid Nicolo Zaniolo being watched by Newcastle

AS Roma superkid Nicolo Zaniolo is interesting Newcastle United.

The Evening Chronicle says sources in Italy have revealed that United scouts have checked out the 19-year-old AS Roma midfielder after emerging as one of Serie A's top young talents.

Zaniolo ended up at Roma as part of a swap deal with Inter Milan last season as the teenager and ex-Toon defender Davide Santon were traded for Radja Nainggolan.

However, Inter's judgment has been questioned as the midfield youngster's part in the deal was valued at just €4.5million.

Zaniolo, who stands at 6ft 3in, has scored five goals and provided two assists for Roma this term in 26 games.

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