Newcastle United interested in Roma defender John Arne Riise as replacement for Liverpool target Jose Enrique - report

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John Arne Riise could be on his way out of Roma in the summer, as Newcastle United have reportedly shown an interest in signing the full-back.

The Magpies are in the market for a new left-back because of the possible departure of Jose Enrique, who is being linked with a move to Liverpool, and manager Alan Pardew sees Riise as the perfect replacement, if a report in Corriere dello Sport is to be believed.

Riise previously enjoyed a successful spell in the Premier League at Liverpool before joining Roma in the summer of 2008.

The experienced defender's current contract with Roma runs until the summer of 2012, and they could decide to cash in on him at the end of this season in order to prevent him from leaving under the Bosman ruling.

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