Report: Juventus unwilling to sell Simone Zaza after departure of Fernando Llorente

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Juventus striker Zaza has been linked with West Ham and Tottenham.

Simone Zaza looked set for a move to the Premier League earlier this week, but according a report in Gianluca di Marzio, a transfer before the close of the summer deadline is looking increasingly unlikely.

Zaza was originally being linked to Premier League sides West Ham and Tottenham, with Sky Sports reporting the Hammers interest in a loan deal for the forward, whilst TMW reported on an enquiry made from Spurs into the striker's availability.

His exit was looking likely earlier this week, with many suspecting that Zaza would not play consistent football with Juve. Fernando Llorente was selected ahead of him, and the 24-year-old needed to ensure he was playing every week in the season running up to Euro 2016 - and a potential call-up for Italy.

However, Llorente left Turin yesterday, signing a deal with La Liga side Sevilla, meaning Zaza is pushed further up the pecking order, and the report claims that Juve now have no desire to let go of their striker.

It is also stated that the player himself is not particularly keen on leaving Italy this summer, especially considering he only officially moved to the Old Lady this summer as they purchased his full rights from Sassuolo.

A deal looks to be off the cards to bring Zaza to England, and both West Ham and Spurs will need to start moving for other targets if they intend to bring a new forward in before the close of the transfer window.

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