Report: West Ham and Norwich line up moves for Davide Santon

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West Ham and Norwich are keen on signing former Newcastle defender Davide Santon.

West Ham and Norwich are lining up moves for Davide Santon, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

The Premier League duo are looking for further arrivals before the end of the transfer window, and have targeted Santon of Internazionale.

The defender, an eight capped Italian international, is well known to fans of English football, having spent a four-year spell with Newcastle United.

He played 94 times for the Wearside club, before leaving last January on a loan deal back to Inter. The move was made permanent over the summer of 2015, but West Ham and Norwich are ready to bring him back to the Premier League.

He has fallen out of favour at Inter this season, not playing a game since the end of October, and the Serie A club are not averse to selling him this month. Santon himself could be open to a move to guarantee more consistent playing time in the second half of the campaign.

Santon is able to play at both right-back and left-back, and would bring quality and experience to whichever team he signed for.

However, first-team chances would not be guaranteed for the 25-year-old, as both clubs have already signed full-backs this month. Sam Byram was brought in by the Hammers, and Ivo Pinto by Norwich, meaning either move is not an amazingly attractive proposition for Santon.

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