Report: International fullback Santon fails West Ham medical; deal now off

Davide Santon

West Ham United have been linked with Davide Santon.

Davide Santon

According to Sky Sports (live transfer thread, August 5th 2016 at 20:09), Davide Santon has failed a West Ham United medical with the loan deal now said to be off.

The report claims the Italy international travelled to England to undergo a medical with the Hammers ahead of a season-long loan deal, yet the player has failed the second part of his medical.

West Ham have been on the lookout for a new left-back following the injury to Aaron Cresswell, yet so far they have struggled to find a suitable replacement for the former Ipswich Town man.

Davide Santon

Sky Sports claim bids for Hull City’s Andrew Robertson and Norwich City’s Martin Olsson have been turned down, with West Ham then turning their attentions to Santon.

The 25-year-old has plenty of Premier League experience having enjoyed a previous spell at Newcastle United before opting to leave St. James’ Park for Inter Milan in the 2015 January transfer window.

Davide Santon

However, he has struggled to make headway under Inter boss Roberto Mancini and a return to England has been heavily mooted by both the British and Italian media this summer.

The Hammers were said to have agreed upon a £460,000 loan fee for Santon with the option of a £5 million permanent deal in 12 months time, but it now looks like they will have to turn their attentions elsewhere.

Ex- Newcastle United man Davide Santon

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