West Ham are having more issues in their pursuit of a new striker, after Juventus forward Simone Zaza rejected the club.
That’s according to Sport Witness, who report that TuttoSport have announced that the Italian forward is keen to leave the Serie A champions, but is not interested in a move abroad.
The Hammers are capable of paying the €30million Juventus are demanding for the forward, who scored 5 league goals from 19 appearances last season. However, it’s his reluctance to leave Italy that has dealt the blow to the London side, who are getting frustrated with their failed attempts to add a striker.
Carlos Bacca had been their main target this summer, and after reports suggested they had a fee agreed, it was rumoured that Bacca refused personal terms as he wasn’t keen on the move to the Olympic Stadium.
And now Zaza, who will be remembered this summer for blazing his penalty over the cross bar in the defeat to Germany in the Euro 2016 quarter-final, has followed Bacca in snubbing the Hammers, forcing Slaven Bilic to once again return to the drawing board.
West Ham kick off their season next week, playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.