Santon agent denies Serie A links

St James Park

Newcastle United defender Davide Santon is reportedly a target for Inter and AC Milan but the player's agent insists he's staying put.

Italian full-back Davide Santon is happy at Newcastle and no offer has arrived from one of Serie A's giants, the player's agent insists.

Santon developed in Inter's youth system and was regarded as one of Italy's brightest defending talents for the future.

Having failed to find space in Inter's first team, Santon made the brave step of moving to England in 2011 and the 23-year-old has made 93 appearances for Newcastle.

The club are unwilling to let Santon leave and have slapped a £10m price tag on him to deter approaches.

It has been reported in Italy that as well as AC Milan and Inter, Roma and Fiorentina are also considering making a move for the talented defender.

However, it would seem that Santon will be staying at St James' Park for now.

"Santon is happy at Newcastle, they are his club," agent Renzo Contratto told AsRadioRoma.

"They have just offered him a new contract. 

"Are other clubs interested in him? None of that is true, it's just rumours."

It remains to be seen whether Santon would be so keen to stay where he is should an offer arrive from Inter or AC Milan in the next few weeks.

The £10m price tag should prevent AC Milan being able to consider Santon, but Inter may have the funds and Roma could get a windfall if they sell in-demand centre-back Mehdi Benatia.

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