Simone Zaza unhappy at Juventus, seeking January exit, according to Italian media

The West Ham United striker target is not playing as much as he would have liked.

This summer West Ham United were linked with a heap of striking options. One name that popped up was that of Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza.

The Italian international had caught the eye during a co-ownership deal with Juventus, and the Italian champions exercised their right to buy him permanently at the end of the season.

In August it looked as though Juve were set to send him out in loan to West Ham. Sky Sports reported that a £1.4m loan deal was set to be completed with an option to buy the player for £11.5 million also included in the deal. They then however reported that the deal was off.

Juventus had already lost Carlos Tevez and were then informed by Fernando Llorente that he desired a return to Spain – so Zaza would have to stay.

West Ham, who were suffering a striker crisis of their own, moved on to new targets.

Now however it is being reported that Zaza is set to demand a loan exit in January if his situation in Turin does not change soon.

Il Sussidiario is reporting that Zaza is unhappy with his current place in the Juventus squad – where he has played just seven minutes of Serie A football.

With the European Championships coming up in the summer he is not keen to be sitting on the bench whilst the likes of Mario Balotelli rediscover form at AC Milan – leaving him likely to miss out on selection.

So West Ham might get a second bite of the cherry regarding a move for Zaza.

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