Villarreal are reportedly the other Spanish club interested in Simone Zaza, battling Valencia for the Juventus striker.
After a failed loan move to West Ham United, the Italian international has been sent back to the Bianconeri, who are looking to sell him this January.
Valencia were leading the chase for his signature, but Zaza’s father and agent revealed yesterday that another Spanish club had made an offer.
Now Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Villarreal is that club, and the striker must now decide which side to join.
Juve will also have a big role to play in any decision, as they want guarantees that Zaza will be sold, rather than a repeat of the West Ham situation.
Valencia are offering an obligatory buyout after 10 games of a loan spell, but the Old Lady is seeking guarantees that the clause will actually be triggered.
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