West Ham eyeing return for £23m Serie A hitman


West Ham preparing to return for Juventus striker Simone Zaza in January, according to the Brentwood Gazette.

The Hammers came close to bringing the Italian to east London in the summer but a deal fell through at the last minute after Juve decided to pull the plug on a season long loan deal worth £1.4m with an £11.5m option to buy.

However, Hammers boss Slaven Bilic remains a huge admirer of the striker and is reportedly weighing up a move for the striker in January.

Zaza’s playing time at Juve has been limited this season and Brentwood Gazette claim he might be open to a loan move when the transfer window reopens next month, although they do say Zaza would prefer to stay in Serie A.

However, the report claims West Ham will still try and convince him to move to the Premier League in January as they look to bolster their attacking options following a number of crippling injuries in recent months.

Simone Zaza is valued at £7.7m by transfermarkt.co.uk, but the report says West Ham are lining up a £23m bid for his services.

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