Davide Santon is on his way back to Italy and more specifically, Inter Milan, according to Sportitalia.

Various Italian media have reported today that negotiations were taking place between Newcastle and Santon’s former club.

However, tonight Sportitalia have stated that their sources tell them that a loan deal until the end of the season has been agreed.

Similar to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s loan turned permanent deal to AS Roma, they claim that part of the deal includes a clause that triggers a permanent move for just over £3m, if Davide Santon plays 13 times in the remaining games this season.

The medical is said to be taking place tomorrow to get the deal completed inside the transfer window. Paul Dummett has been first choice for most of the season and despite John Carver stating that Santon was fully fit, he preferred Massadio Haidara at Hull with the Italian full-back only on the bench.

***Further reports have claimed that Newcastle are attempting to insist on the selling clause being activated after only eight appearances.

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