Arsenal and West Ham target had no desire to leave Italian giants

Fabio Quagliarella, JuventusJuventus striker Fabio Quagliarella had no desire to leave the club to move to the Premier League over the summer, according to his representative.

Arsenal, West Ham and Norwich were all linked with moves for the Italian ace before the transfer deadline close, as it emerged that his future with the Serie A champions was in doubt.

Having signed Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, Juve are believed to see the 30-year-old as surplus to requirements and were willing to let him leave.

This alerted the Premier League trio, who were all said to have been monitoring his situation.

But, the player’s representative, Beppe Bozzo, says that Quagliarella had not wish to leave Turin, which may scupper any potential January interest.

“Fabio didn’t want to leave Juventus,” he is quoted by the Daily Star.

“He simply asked for more space in the side because he knows he can be of use. And boss Antonio Conte has always believed in him.

“Quagliarella received a number of offers from Italy and abroad, but the club decided to keep him because he is part of the project and considered an important player.

“Then it is only normal that you have to accept the rotation policy when you are part of a great side.”

West Ham were believed to be the most interested party in his signature, with Sam Allardyce believed to have been desperate to land another forward before the deadline passed.

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