Ex-West Ham striker target in club's sights again following major transfer - reliable journalist
By Harvey Byrne
Simone Zaza could become a target for West Ham again after his proposed move to Wolfsburg collapsed, according to a reliable journalist.
Italian publication Gazzetta World claimed last month that the Hammers had turned their attentions to Italy international Zaza after talks broke down with main target Carlos Bacca.
However, it looked like the Juventus player was set for a move to Bundesliga club Wolfsburg after Football Italia claimed that the 25-year-old was also the subject of an improved £30million offer from the German side.
The latest twist in the saga is that Wolfsburg have now signed Germany international forward Mario Gomez instead.
Now Gazzetta Dello Sport and Tribal Football journalist Emmanuele Giulianelli has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Zaza could again be targeted for a move to England’s top flight.
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Now that Mario Gomez has signed with Wolfsburg, Simone Zaza could become again a target for Premier League clubs.
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) August 17, 2016
Zaza became known for infamously missing his penalty against Germany in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, after an unorthodox run up resulted in him blasting the ball over the crossbar.
It is believed that the forward is behind Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic in Juventus’ pecking order after he spent last season behind the latter duo and now Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
The Hammers will be keen to add a new attacking option to their side this summer after they managed just seven shots against Chelsea in their season opener and will be without club-record signing Andre Ayew for four months.
In other West Ham transfer news, Torino are interested in signing Hammers midfielder Pedro Obiang.