San Lorenzo maintain interest in Newcastle captain Coloccini

San Lorenzo have not given up on their pursuit of Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini, the Daily Mail has reported, with the Argentine club again keen to raid the Premier League to return the centre-back to his native country.

Coloccini revealed in January that he wanted to move to San Lorenzo but was eventually talked into remaining at St. James’ Park for the duration of the season, particularly as the Magpies’ top flight status was in doubt at that point. But with Newcastle avoiding relegation – and Coloccini recovered from a back injury in time to play a part in the club’s safety bid – San Lorenzo are keen to try again for the 31-year-old.

The club’s president, Matias Lammens, is to go so far as to travel to England to try and push through the deal, he revealed. Lammens said: “I have the intention of having a meeting with Fabricio and talking about the conditions of his arrival to San Lorenzo.

We understand that Newcastle don’t have too much interest in the summer other than keeping Coloccini in their squad. They have managed to escape from the relegation zone, so they will now think about what is best for the player, that he needs to go back home.

Coloccini joined Newcastle in 2008, signing in from La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna, having previously played for Milan but spent much of his time away from Italy in a succession of loan deals in Spain. Coloccini remained with Newcastle as the club dropped into the Championship, helping them back up at the first attempt, and has gone on to play almost 200 times for the Tyneside outfit.

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