Report: Simone Zaza wanted Premier League move, unconvinced by West Ham offer

Simone Zaza was reportedly interested in a move to England - but not with West Ham.

According to a report from SportItalia's Alfredo Pedulla, Juventus striker Simone Zaza was interested in a move to the Premier League - but was unconvinced by a move to West Ham.

Zaza, 24, only joined Juventus this summer having impressed with Sassuolo in recent years, but his future with Massimiliano Allegri's side is already in doubt.

Juve have snapped up the likes of Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala this summer, and with Alvaro Morata already in the ranks, Zaza is down the pecking order in Turin.

Recent reports from Sky Sports suggested that West Ham were looking to take Zaza on loan in a bid to solve their striking crisis, with the likes of Andy Carroll, Mauro Zarate, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho all struggling with injuries right now.

Yet the same report states that, with Juventus striker Fernando Llorente set to join Sevilla, the Italian giants have pulled the plug on Zaza's move to Upton Park in order to keep him.

Now, SportItalia's Alfredo Pedulla reports that Zaza was interested in a move to the Premier League, but felt he could join a bigger club than the Hammers.

Zaza's immediate future seemingly lies with Juventus, and West Ham's striker search goes on. Manager Slaven Bilic will be disappointed to have missed out on signing Zaza, but if the Italian international wasn't all that interested in a move to Upton Park, they are certainly better off looking elsewhere.

It doesn't look like a new forward will be signed in time to face Liverpool this weekend, and it's now a race against time to seal a deal before the transfer deadline on Tuesday.

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