West Ham want to keep €25m flop Simone Zaza, have ignored Napoli's advances
It appears that Napoli’s interest in Simone Zaza won’t be enough to sign the Juventus loanee.
A shocking report from today’s edition of Tuttosport (via 90min) confirms that West Ham are likely to keep Simone Zaza anyway, and pay the €20m buyout clause in his contract.
Having arrived for €5m, the Italian has been a complete flop, failing to score in a combined ten League and Cup appearances.
Even better, Tuttosport claim that Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis sent emissaries to East London to sound out West Ham on their plans for the 25-year-old striker.
The Hammers reportedly believe that they may as well go the whole hog, keep Zaza and hope that the 25-year-old returns to his previous levels.
He is two games short of automatically earning that buyout anyway, having played in 8 League ties, and needing to reach 10 to activate the €20m permanent move.
Napoli are desperately looking for options in attack, having lost Arkadiusz Milik to a ligament tear, while first substitute Manolo Gabbiadini has struggled massively.