Italian press: Tottenham enquire about signing Simone Zaza, despite recent failed transfer

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Tottenham are reportedly pursuing Juventus forward Simone Zaza.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Tottenham have asked Juventus about a deal to sign striker Simone Zaza - just days after his West Ham transfer fell through.

Zaza, 24, only joined Juve from Sassuolo earlier this summer, but the arrivals of Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala have already pushed him down the pecking order.

Sky Sports suggested earlier this week that West Ham had lined up Zaza for a loan move to Upton Park, but Juve pulled the plug on the deal after Fernando Llorente left the Turin giants in order to join Sevilla.

However, reports continue to link the Italian international striker with a move away before Tuesday's transfer deadline, especially with Juve looking to raise funds.

TMW report that, after signing Alex Sandro from Porto, Juventus need to sell either Zaza or Kingsley Coman - and given the latter's bright future, Zaza seems more likely.

The report adds that Tottenham have asked about a potential deal to sign Zaza, with that enquiry coming just days after West Brom confirmed on their official website that they have rejected two bids from Spurs for striker Saido Berahino.

Zaza may now be an alternative solution for Spurs, who are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements to help support Harry Kane - and whilst Juventus may not be so willing to loan Zaza out, as we saw with his failed West Ham transfer, a permanent move could be far more appealing to them, giving Spurs a glimmer of hope in their alleged pursuit of the striker.

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