Zaza in talks over Valencia move

Simone Zaza is hoping to end his West Ham nightmare by sealing a move to Valencia during the January transfer window.

The 25-year-old striker, currently on loan from Juventus, has struggled for form and game time with the Hammers this season.

He has failed to score in 11 appearances for the club in all competitions this season as he struggled to adapt to the Premier League, amid a torrid time for his club, who have also found this season tough going.

Zaza's father and agent, Antonio, says they are in talks with the La Liga club as well as a few others, and have put thoughts of rejoining Juventus at the back of their minds.

He told Tuttosport: "The West Ham adventure is finished and we are looking at different options for his future.

"We're speaking with Valencia but theirs is not the only concrete option we're considering.

"Of course, my son would love to be coached by a great coach like Cesare Prandelli, but it's possible that Simone could return to Serie A."

He added: "We are not considering the possibility of a return to Juventus. We're a long, long way from that point of view."