Italy international admits he would jump at the chance to join Milan.
David Santon has revealed he would consider leaving Newcastle United if Serie A giants AC Milan make him an offer.
The 22-year-old arrived at St James’ Park from Milan’s city rivals Internazionale in summer 2011 but has been linked with a move back to Italy with the Diavolo.
The left-back insisted he was happy with life in the north east but confessed that the prospect of a return to Milan was ‘pleasing’.
“I’m really happy in Newcastle,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “I like the city, the club and the atmosphere.
“I’m also engaged to Chloe and we’re expecting a baby in May. I live like a king in Newcastle and I have a contract until 2016.
“A return to Italy? I’ve heard of the interest from Milan in me and that is really pleasing,” added the former Inter player.
“I’m not sure what would happen if another Italian club came in for me, but I’d seriously think about packing my bags for Milan.”
Like former Manchester City star Mario Balotelli, who joined Milan in January, Santon says he was a fan of the Rossoneri as a youngster but admits he owes Inter, having played in black and blue for three seasons.
“I owe Inter a lot,” added the full-back. “I was happy there, but it is not my fault that I was born as a Milan fan…”
Football Italia reports that Milan made an enquiry for Santon during the January transfer window.
Santon has eight caps for Italy and has made 63 appearances for Newcastle in all competitions, scoring once, since joining the Toon for a fee believed to be as little as £5.3m.