Agent of Juventus striker Zaza rules out Arsenal move

Date published: Wednesday 14th October 2015 10:18

Simone Zaza - Premier League target will remain in Turin

The agent of Juventus striker Simone Zaza has ruled out his client leaving Italy in January – despite reported interest from Arsenal.

It is understood the Gunners made a late approach for Zaza in the summer transfer window, only to balk at the €30million asking price.

West Ham reportedly agreed a loan deal with Juventus but the forward had no intention of moving to Upton Park.

Despite struggling to break into the Serie A champions’ first XI, agent Christian Maifredi insists the 24-year-old is not considering leaving the club and will remain in Turin.

“We do not consider this a possibility. He’s fine in Turin,  he wants to give everything to Juventus and represent the future of the Old Lady,” Maifredi told Tuttomercato.

The Italy international only moved to the Champions League finalists in July, but the arrivals of Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala saw the former Sassuolo hitman plummet down the pecking order, meaning he has started only twice.

With questions lingering over Olivier Giroud’s ability to lead the side to Premier League glory, Arsenal were linked with a move for a new striker all summer, but only signed goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Theo Walcott has since been given the chance to impress up front and has started to look the part, meaning manager Arsene Wenger may now look to strengthen another area in January.

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