Report: Arsenal failed in late approach to sign striker Simone Zaza, quoted £22m

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Arsenal were reportedly unsuccessful in a late approach for Juventus striker Simone Zaza.

Arsenal reportedly failed in a late attempt to sign Simone Zaza from Juventus, report Italian website Tuttomercatoweb.

The Gunners did not sign a single player on deadline day, with their only major summer signing, barring youth team acquisitions, being goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Tuttomercatoweb report that Arsenal made a late enquiry to Zaza's agent over his availability.

Juventus learned of this and told the Gunners it would cost them £22 million to sign the Italian international striker.

Zaza had been linked with a loan to West Ham a week ago, only for Juventus to decided against a deal, as reported SkySports.

Tuttomercatoweb report that the high price quoted to Arsenal was because the approach came amid the passing of the Italian transfer deadline, a day ahead of the English one, which would have meant Juventus would not have had a chance to replace him.

Arsenal found the price too high for their liking and decided not to do a deal.

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