Saturday June 15 2013
Juventus turn to Zaza

With problems for Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez, Juventus are turning to Sampdoria starlet Simone Zaza.

The Bianconeri made it clear they need a new centre-forward, but Real Madrid want over €30m for Higuain and Manchester City star Tevez seems closer to Milan.

With Fiorentina refusing to release Stevan Jovetic for less than €30m cash, director general Beppe Marotta is turning his focus elsewhere.

Sky Sport Italia claim the new prime target is Zaza, who shone in Serie B with Ascoli this season, scoring 18 goals in 35 games.

The 21-year-old’s Sampdoria contract expires in June 2014 and he has refused a renewal, so a summer sale is almost guaranteed.

Also linked with Roma, Inter and Lazio, it’s reported Juve hope to have the upper hand for Zaza by offering Under-21 international Manolo Gabbiadini as part of the deal.

Paolo De Ceglie could also be included in the overall negotiations with Samp.