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Davide Santon attracting late mercato interest from Norwich

The Italian has not made a single appearance for Inter since the end of October and could be allowed to leave in the final days of the January transfer window

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Just like in the summer, it looks as if the bulk of Inter's transfer business is going to take place right at the end of this month's transfer window, which promises a hectic few days ahead - whether we like the idea of that or not.

Now that Fredy Guarin's transfer to Shanghai Shenhua has finally been completed, Inter now have money to spend on players coming in, such as Eder, but that doesn't mean to say nobody else will be leaving between now and Monday evening. In fact, on top of the impending loan deal that will see Martin Montoya head to Real Betis for six months, there is a chance Inter could also wave goodbye to another of their right-backs who is finding little space in Roberto Mancini's plans at the moment.

The man in question is Davide Santon, who appears to be attracting the interest of Premier League side Norwich City, as reported by Football Italia via Gianluca Di Marzio. However, Alex Neil's side have already had a £7m bid rejected for Andrea Ranocchia this month, after the player expressed his desire to remain in Italy, and it would not be a surprise to see them turned down by another Inter player in this occasion. Santon has already rejected the advances of three Premier League clubs since returning to Serie A twelve months ago, most notably Watford with whom a transfer fee had already been agreed, and his stance is unlikely to change in the face of this latest offer, having declared on several occasions that he wishes to remain at Inter.

Should he surprise everyone by accepting the transfer, Di Marzio also claims Inter would then pursue Verona's Jacopo Sala, given that two right-backs would be departing at the same time. Sala has been monitored by the club for a while and is thought to have Mancini's approval, but any possible deal could only happen should both Montoya and Santon depart.