West Ham United and Norwich in battle to sign Italy defender

West Ham United and Norwich City are both interested in signing Inter Milan ace Davide Santon, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Santon is thought to be available after struggling for first-team football at the Giuseppe Meazza, with the Italy international only managing to make nine appearances for Inter this season.

And his frustrations have alerted Premier League duo West Ham and Norwich, with the Hammers especially keen after on-loan right back Carl Jenkinson sustained a serious knee injury during their 2-2 draw against Manchester City last weekend.

The blow to Jenkinson is set to see the Englishman return to Arsenal earlier than expected, making Santon a viable option for the second half of the campaign.

However, Canaries manager Alex Neil is also looking to reinforce his defence this month, as he aims to keep Norwich in the English top flight after achieving promotion last term.

Santon, 25, has Premier League experience having spent four years with Newcastle United.

Article title: West Ham United and Norwich in battle to sign Italy defender

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