Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini is very keen to make a return to Argentinian side San Lorenzo 'as soon as possible', according to Sky Sports.

During an interview with a newspaper in his homeland the experienced central defender again stated his hope to return to Argentina in the near future.

Back in the last transfer window Coloccini openly admitted that he was keen to head back to San Lorenzo; the club which is dear to his heart. It's also the outfit he supported as a child and one in which he spent a brief loan spell with back in the 2000/01 season.

Unfortunately for him though, there was no deal struck at that time, with the Magpies demanding a considerable amount for his services and owner Mike Ashley not willing to let the 31-year-old break his contract.

Coloccini has been extremely important to the Magpies' cause so far this season and it would be severely disappointing for fans to see him leave the club. Yet, the Argentina international appears not to give up on his dream and won't be put off.

He told sources: "You never know what can happen in football.

"In January we did all we could for a possible return to San Lorenzo, but I always made it clear that Newcastle would have the last word." said Coloccini justifiably.

"The club have invested a lot in me and I must show respect towards them.

"I have to speak the truth, though, and I would like to return as soon as possible."

Coloccini hopes his domestic form will put him in contention for a place in Argentina's 2014 World Cup squad wherever he may be playing at that time, whether it be Argentina or England still.

The 38-cap international added: "You have to be patient.

"Alejandro Sabella is testing other players, he has used five new players in the recent friendly games, but I have the desire to be included on the final list."

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