Zaza's latest comments suggests West Ham and Saints should look elsewhere

Juventus' Simone Zaza celebrates after scoring.

West Ham United and Southampton have been linked with Simone Zaza.

Juventus' Simone Zaza is celebrated by teammate Leonardo Bonucci

West Ham United and Southampton linked forward Simone Zaza says he wishes to establish himself in Italy amid speculation of a switch to the Premier League, Tuttomercatoweb report.

According to a recent report in the Mirror, the Juventus ace is a target for both Southampton and West Ham United this summer as the duo wish to bolster their attacking options.

Zaza only arrived at Juve last summer from fellow Serie A side Sassuolo yet a season of struggling to break in to the first-team eleven has prompted speculation over his future.

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The 24-year-old, however, suggested to Rai Sport Radio this past weekend that his club don’t wish to sell him and added while the Premier League is fascinating, he prefers to stay and establish himself in Italy.

“My future? To my knowledge Juventus don’t want to sell me, and while the Premier League is a fascinating league, I want to first establish myself in Italy,” the forward was quoted as saying by Tuttomercatoweb.

West Ham have been linked with a number of strikers already this summer, and club co-owner David Sullivan recently told the Mirror how his side have made up to five bids on different players.

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the match

The Hammers are desperate to bring in a top forward who will help them challenge for the top four next season, though it appears Juve’s Zaza could be a difficult one to bring in.

Southampton in contrast are still in limbo in regards to Ronald Koeman’s future, and should he leave the Saints may have to devise a different transfer strategy over the coming weeks.

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