Mauro Zarate wants to leave West Ham and join Serie A outfit Fiorentina, according to the striker’s agent.
The Argentinian joined the Hammers in the summer of 2014 but was loaned to QPR for the second half of last season.
Zarate has been much more involved at Upton Park under the management of Slaven Bilic, scoring five goals in 21 appearances in all competitions.
However the 28-year-old hopes to return to Italy, where he spent four years playing for Lazio and Inter Milan.
“I am in London to close the deal. We are trying to reach an agreement with West Ham,” Zarate’s brother Sergio, who also acts as his agent, told Radio Bruno.
“Fiorentina are a very competitive team, which always play good and attacking football.
“Mauro could be the right choice for them as he is an attacking player. He is often playing and the club would like the keep him, but Mauro wants [a move to] Fiorentina.”