Berlusconi reveals Milan interest in Santon
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Newcastle full-back Davide Santon is attracting the attention of Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, Sky Sports has reported.
Santon, 22, has been a regular member of the Newcastle setup for the last two seasons since joining from Milan's cross-town rivals Inter. He made 56 appearances for the Nerazzurri before making the switch to Newcastle, where he has made 53 appearances, and earned an international call-up to the Italian squad in 2009.
He helped the Newcastle team finish 6th last season in an impressive season, and despite his team's lowly position this season, Santon has still been recognised as a standout player.
Berlusconi, who's looking to redevelop the Italians giants, said: "We will build a team with young players who can help AC Milan to be a leader in Italy and in Europe."
Speaking of Santon and Roma striker Mattia Destro, Berlusconi also commented: "Davide Santon and Destro? I gave my word to Adriano Galliani (Milan Vice-President) I wouldn't reveal any names, but these are players we like."
Milan are currently 7th in Serie A, and Berlusconi has promised to help rebuild the club back to being one of the giants of European football.
Newcastle are currently 15th, meaning they are not currently set for European competition next season, and might even possibly be facing a relegation battle. Whilst Milan may not attain Champions League football next season, the Europa League is likely to be achieved, meaning that they may be an appealing destination for possible transfer targets like Santon.
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