Italian press claim West Ham are prepared to offer £23.5m for Italian striker Simone Zaza

Juventus' Simone Zaza celebrates after scoring.

West Ham United are reportedly readying their move for Simone Zaza.

Juventus' Simone Zaza celebrates after scoring.Juventus' Simone Zaza celebrates after scoring

According to Italian TV station Sport Mediaset, West Ham are ready to offer €30m (£23.5m) for Juventus striker Simone Zaza in a potentially huge deal.

The Hammers are on the lookout for a new goalscorer to lead their attack, given that Andy Carroll continues to suffer injuries, whilst Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia failed to find the net on a consistent basis this past season.

A host of big name strikers have been linked with moves to the Olympic Stadium, and now it's reported that they could be making a big-money move for a new centre forward.

Juventus' Simone Zaza celebrates after scoring a goal against Carpi.

Italian TV station Sport Mediaset report that the Hammers are interested in signing Juventus striker Simone Zaza, and are prepared to make a huge bid for him.

It's claimed that West Ham are willing to offer €30m (£23.5m) for Zaza, which is a huge amount of money for a player who has largely been a backup option for Juventus this past season.

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Zaza, 24, joined Juve from Sassuolo last summer having hit 21 goals in 69 games, but he was brought in as cover for the likes of Alvaro Morata, Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala.

The Italian international - who will be playing for his country at this summer's European Championships in France - started just five Serie A games for Juve this past season, and just three starts in other competitions.

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Zaza, who is quick, strong and good in the air, still hit eight goals for Juve, but could be on the way out this summer as he pursues first-team football.

That's where West Ham would come in. It's claimed that the Hammers are willing to put a €30m (£23.5m) offer on the table to sign Zaza, but the outcome of that offer will depend on the future of fellow striker Morata, who could be heading back to Real Madrid this summer.

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