Report: Juventus ready to exercise £11m option on Tottenham linked striker Simone Zaza

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Reports in Italy suggest Juventus will be bringing in Simone Zaza this month from Sassuolo.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Italian international striker Simone Zaza this week. A report in The Express explained that Tottenham had opened up negotiations for the 23-year-old, with a reported fee of £11 million being mentioned.

Of course Tottenham are said to be after a new striker. Harry Kane has excelled this season but Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor continue to struggle.

So Zaza, who has scored seven times this season and recently made his Italian debut, appears a good option.

However, they face a battle with Juventus for a player already co-owned by the Turin club.

A report in Sky Sport Italia, as reported by The Express, claims that Juventus have an option of buying the remaining part of his registration from Sassuolo at the end of this current season - for the fee of £11 million.

According to a report in Sport MediaSet that is exactly what Juventus plan to do and they are reportedly not willing to wait until the summer.

They report that Juventus want to bring Zaza in from his co-ownership six months earlier than planned in order to aid the Old Lady in their quest for another Serie A title. They even claim that Juve would offer Sassuolo Kinglsey Coman on loan and Simone Pepe permanently in exchange for the player - along with the £11 million.

If this report proves true, Tottenham will have an uphill battle trying to lure him to London this winter.

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