Report: West Ham preparing bid for Italy striker Simone Zaza
Following an impressive Premier League campaign, West Ham United is looking to bolster its already strong attack.
The Hammers reportedly held talks with Juventus on Wednesday over Italy striker Simone Zaza, who is currently in France with the Azzurri at EURO 2016. The club is expected to offer in the range of $22 million for the 24-year-old.
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The reigning Serie A champions are said to be looking for roughly $34 million, while Bundesliga side Wolfsburg is said to be in contention for the striker as well.
“I’ll assess my future after the Euros, but I hope to remain in Turin,” Zaza said. “I feel happy on a personal level, but not 100% because I think I can give more. I’m enjoying these Euros, I’m concentrated, fired-up and I hope to do well.”
Zaza is coming off of a strong season with Juventus, making 24 appearances across all competitions and notching eight goals in that span. The Italian international completed a high-profile move a season ago to Juventus after impressing with Sassuolo from 2013 to 2015.