Sunderland end Santon pursuit

Sam Allardyce’s side had reportedly agreed a fee of £4 million for the former Newcastle defender but have now confirmed the move is off after negotiations with Inter broke down

Sunderland have pulled out of a deal to sign Inter full-back Davide Santon, the Premier League club confirmed on Friday.

According to reports, Sunderland had agreed a fee of £4 million for the former Newcastle United man, but posted on their official website to confirm negotiations between the two clubs had come to an end.

The statement read: “Sunderland AFC will not be pursuing its interest in Inter Milan player Davide Santon, after negotiations between the two clubs failed to reach a positive conclusion.”


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Santon would have arrived boasting considerable experience for Sam Allardyce’s side, who only narrowly avoided relegation last season, however, the club now appears set to pursue other targets.

The 25-year-old Italian made 12 Serie A appearances for Inter last season as the Milan-based side finished fourth.

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