By Alex Taylor

West Ham’s move for Inter Milan star Davide Santon is off after the defender failed a medical at the club, according to a report.

Sky Sports claim that the Hammers have now scrapped the deal in which they would have paid £460,000 to take the Italy international on loan for the season, with the option of making the move permanent next summer for £5million.

On Wednesday, it was reported that the left-back was flying in for a medical as the Hammers searched for back-up to cover the injured Aaron Cresswell.

It is the second reported West Ham deal to collapse in 24 hours after Diafro Sakho’s £16million move to West Brom fell through on Thursday due to what Sky Sports stated were fitness issues.

Santon, 25, has wide experience of the Premier League after spending four years at Newcastle from 2011 to 2015.

The Italy international joined Inter initially on loan in January 2015 before completing a permanent move to the Serie A club last summer.

Slaven Bilic is keen to secure a left-back signing in time for the opening day of the Premier League season in just over one weeks time against Chelsea.

Cresswell was a key player last year in an outstanding season for West Ham, who defied the odds to finish seventh in the Premier League and guarantee European football for this campaign.

In other West Ham transfer news, Bilic has shared how West Ham will land big-name targets.