By Tony Hughes
Italian striker Simone Zaza could be on his way out of West Ham just two months after joining, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror reports that Valencia boss Cesare Prandelli is keen on signing the striker, currently on a season-long loan with West Ham, with Napoli also monitoring the player.
Zaza has struggled to settle at West Ham, and the east London club are suffering a shocking start to their Premier League season. They are currently 18th – in the relegation zone – with just four points from seven games.
As part of the loan deal, West Ham will be obliged to sign Zaza in a permanent deal if he plays a certain number of games.
Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan, revealed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday in an exchange with a supporter that the stipulated number is 14 matches. He deleted the Tweet shortly after sending it.
The Italy international, 25, is struggling to adapt to the Premier League following his summer loan-to-buy transfer and has failed to score for the London club.
In other West Ham transfer news, this Arsenal player has heaped praise on the Hammers after his two-season loan.