Sunderland publish statement on pursuit of full-back

Date published: Friday 8th July 2016 7:22 - Mark Scott

Davide Santon: West Ham make a move

Sunderland look set to move onto alternative targets after they issued a rare public statement to say talks have broken down with full-back Davide Santon.

The Black Cats looked set to land the Italian who had reportedly travelled to the north east to discuss personal terms.

But in a short statement the club said the deal for Santon – who made more than 90 appearances for Newcastle – was off.

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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