'Unhappy' Serie A sensation tipped to make shock Arsenal switch

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Reported Arsenal target Davide Santon could move to the Premier League next month after falling out with Inter Milan manager Rafa Benitez.

Tottenham and Chelsea have both reportedly lodged an interest in the 19-year-old but Arsenal are understood to be the favourites for his signature.

The Italian international has hardly featured in Benitez's plans this season and, when called upon, he has invariably been requested to play out of position.

It all appears to have got too much for the youngster and his agent has claimed talks have commenced with potential suitors.

"The player is unhappy with the situation because he keeps playing in different roles, meaning there is no clarity from the coach,” Renzo Contratto told

"Of course he wants to move to England and he has a number of different options, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. We have a number of meetings lined up for the coming days with them, we'll know more after that point."

Despite the interest of Spurs and Chelsea, Arsenal remain the frontrunners for Santon thanks to their reputation across Europe for nurturing young talent.

A deal for Santon would certainly represent a coup for the Gunners and would only add to the famed stable of 'kids' at Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger has long been renowned for his ability to identify and develop teenage prodigies - with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere testament to the talents of the Arsenal boss and his academy staff.

Wenger is understood to bring the cream of young European talent to the Emirates Stadium as he looks to leave a lasting legacy with Arsenal should he eventually leave the Gunners.

Arsenal have also been linked with Ipswich wonderkid Connor Wickham and Israeli sensation Omri Altman as Wenger continues to build a squad for the future.

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