West Ham striker Simone Zaza has emerged as a January transfer target for Napoli, according to Naples-based daily Il Mattino.
Napoli are looking to replace the injured Arkadiusz Milik, who is expected to miss the next five months with a knee injury.
The Italian international has endured a torrid time in recent months, drawing ire for his subpar performances since joining the Hammers after being ridiculed for a bizarre penalty miss in the Azzurri’s shootout defeat to Germany at Euro 2016
Zaza arrived at West Ham on loan from Juventus with an obligation to sign him permanently once he plays 15 games for Slaven Bilic’s side and, according to Football Italia, the struggling capital club are now considering dropping the 25-year-old to avoid triggering the agreement.
Therefore, a move to Napoli appears to suit both parties, with the Serie A giants desperate to add a forward to their ranks following a Five-month lay off for star striker Arkadiusz Milik.
As reported by Calciomercato, Zaza is headlining Napoli’s shortlist alongside reported Liverpool targets Gregoire Defrel and Leonardo Pavoletti.