Torino monitoring West Ham's Mauro Zarate - Report

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Italian side Torino are monitoring West Ham's Mauro Zarate.

West Ham summer addition Mauro Zarate is already being linked with an exit.

It was claimed last week that Premier League side Southampton were interested in signing him on loan, and now it is claimed Serie A side Torino want to bring him back to Italy.

Italian website TMW report: "As revealed by Sportitalia there were indirect contacts and there is the availability of the former Lazio striker who would return willingly in Italy."

They add however that the big problem is West Ham being yet to be convinced over letting the Argentine depart.

Zarate is likely to be needed even more so upcoming because of the fact Diafra Sakho will be heading off to the African Nations Cup in January.

In seven Premier League appearances to date this season he has scored twice and provided one assist. Of those appearance, five have been starts.

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