Report: Quique Sanchez Flores wants to bring Davide Santon to Watford

The versatile Italian left Newcastle United to rejoin Inter Milan last summer.

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores wants to bring former Newcastle United defender Davide Santon back to the Premier League, according to the Sun.

Santon returned to first club Inter Milan on a permanent basis last summer, following an initial loan spell.

However, the 25-year-old has made just 10 Serie A appearances this season and was linked with January moves to a number of English clubs.

West Ham and Crystal Palace were initially linked with Santon by Tuttomercatoweb, with Di Marzio claiming interest from the Hammers and Norwich City.

Newcastle were tipped to re-sign their former player on loan, however the Chronicle reported that Santon was only interested in a permanent deal.

Watford, who look certain to remain in the Premier League, do not yet know whether Chelsea left-back Nathan Ake will return to Vicarage Road following his loan spell and Santon could be a good option to replace the Dutchman next term.

The Italian can play on either side of the back four and at centre-back, if required.

Right-back Allan Nyom has been a regular for Flores' side this season, though left-back Jose Holebas has found first-team opportunities harder to come by.

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