VfL Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking says that the collapse of Simone Zaza's transfer from Juventus is not because the player does not want to complete the move.
News broke on Monday of the young striker's visit to the German club and his consent for transfer negotiations to start. Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs did, at the time, warn that the deal was still not complete and it appears as if his caution was well-founded.
"The player was here yesterday and we had some good talks, but we are still far from completing the transfer," he told Kicker. "It's not just down to what the player wants – contractual details and the transfer fee must also be defined."
On Wednesday, both Sky and calciomercato.com reported that an agreement could not be reached over the Italy international's transfer fee, which is believed to be in the region of €25m.
Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking confirmed that the disagreement happened despite the player's desire to join his club.
"Zaza wants Wolfsburg," the coach told Wolfsburger Allgemeine. "It gives the club an opportunity to show our worth in world and German football," he added.
Die Wolfe are expected to turn their attention to Fiorentina's Mario Gomez who would be significantly cheaper than the 25-year-old.