Date: 6th September 2006 at 5:51pm
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… has hinted he could stay at St James’ Park beyond January. At the same time knowing full well it is Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision … and NOT his.

The 19-year-old is on loan from Manchester United and will return to Old Trafford on January 1, but American-born Rossi has raised the possibility of staying longer.

Rossi: ‘I know I will definitely be a Newcastle player until January, but we will look at it again before then and discuss whether I will stay for the whole season.

‘It was decided it would help me and Newcastle if I was to go there on loan, and this was the best solution for me. I will have more opportunities to play with Newcastle.

‘No Italian clubs came in for me, but I preferred to stay in England anyway because I am settled and I know the style of football. I like being in England.’