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West Ham in talks with Inter Milan over loan deal for Davide Santon - Sky sources

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Davide Santon (L) of Internazionale Milano and Juan Gomez of Hellas Verona compete for the ball during the Serie A match betw
Image: West Ham are in talks to sign Davide Santon (left) on loan from Inter Milan

West Ham are in talks with Inter Milan over a deal to sign former Newcastle defender Davide Santon on loan, according to Sky sources.

The Hammers have offered a loan fee of £460,000 for the Italian left-back, according to Sky sources, with the option to make the deal permanent next summer for £5m.

West Ham are seeking cover for first-choice left-back Aaron Cresswell, who was ruled out for up to four months in July after suffering a knee ligament injury.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12:  Newcastle player Davide Santon  in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and
Image: Santon spent three-and-a-half seasons in England with Newcastle

Sky sources also understand West Ham have had bids for Norwich's Martin Olsson and Hull's Andrew Robertson turned down.

Santon, who started his career at Inter, joined Newcastle in 2011 and went on to make 94 appearances for the club during his three-and-a-half years at St James' Park.

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The 25-year-old, capped eight times by Italy, returned to Inter on loan in January 2015 before making the move permanent six months later.

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He made only 13 appearances for Inter last season, all but one of those coming in the Serie A, and is contracted to Inter until 2018.

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