By Dominic Toner
West Ham target Simone Zaza is not interested in a move to Germany, according to a report.
German club Wolfsburg have been linked with a move for the Italian forward but their hopes seem to have disappeared.
Sky Italia citing Inside Futbol claim that the 25-year-old has expressed his unwillingness to move to Germany, which could pave the way for the Londoners to secure his services.
London rivals Chelsea have also been reported to be interested in the player and newly appointed boss Antonio Conte managed Zaza during the current 2016 European Championship.
The forward has been in the spotlight recently for his penalty miss against Germany in the quarter-final, after an unorthodox run up he blazed the ball over Manuel Neuer’s goal.
Zaza helped Juventus complete a domestic double last season with the Serie A title and the Italian Cup, although forwards Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata kept his game time limited.
Before Juventus he played for a range of different Italian clubs including Sassuolo, Sampdoria and Atlanta, however is yet to play outside of Italy.
As West Ham prepare for European football next season, the signing of the Italian would add some experience to a team who have not been a regular feature in Europe in recent years.
West Ham have also made it clear that they are in the market to reinforce their attack with a proven goalscorer.
In other West Ham news, they are close to a major new signing which will make the fans overjoyed.