Roma eye Santon, could use agent advantage

Roma are being linked to Newcastle United defender Davide Santon and reports suggest they could be helped by a good relationship with his agents.

Versatile defender Davide Santon is a target for Roma and the Italian press believe the Giallorossi have the inside track to getting a deal.

The Newcastle United left-back, who can also play on the right and as a winger, has been dogged by injuries recently and is set to miss the start of the season with a knee problem.

Santon had to sit out the tail end of last term with a hamstring injury and there have been suggestions that his time at Newcastle could be drawing to a close.

The 23-year-old developed in the Inter youth set-up and is still very highly regarded by many Serie A sides hence links with Inter, AC Milan and Fiorentina in the past few months.

The latest side who might attempt to bring Santon back to his homeland are Roma, according to the Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian newspaper believes that Roma are readying themselves for one final sprint in the transfer market after an active few weeks for sporting director Walter Sabatini.

Roma are said to be looking at Evgen Konoplyanka and Santon, who is represented by the same agents as Roma players Mattia Destro and Davide Astori.

The Lupi have only just finished doing business with Astori's representative and would have an easy line of communication to begin talks over Santon.

Newcastle have reportedly slapped a price tag of around £8.5 million on Santon, which Roma would want to reduce significantly.

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