West Ham United are considering a move for Stefano Sturaro, according to reports in Italy.

Italian media outlet Tutto Sport is reporting that West Ham United and Everton are battling to sign Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro.

Stefano Sturaro enjoyed a productive season in 2016/17 and Massimiliano Allegri is keen to get him to sign a new deal.

However, there is interest from the Premier League.

West Ham are set to rival Everton in a bid to sign the central midfielder this summer.

The 4-cap Italy international joined Juventus from Genoa in 2014 and has since made over fifty appearances for the Italian giants.

The 24-year-old plays predominantly as a box-to-box midfielder but has also been known to operate deeper in midfield, further forward in midfield or as a winger.

The Hammers currently have decent options in the middle of the park.

Cheikhou Kouyate, Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble, Josh Cullen and Edimilson Fernandes will all be vying for the starting spots in that department so the arrival of Sturaro could mean that one or more of these players are set for the exit door.

Juventus want to keep Sturaro too but Everton and West Ham will go head to head in a bid to tempt him over to the Premier League.