On loan West Ham striker Simone Zaza has confirmed he would be returning to Juventus next month.

The Italian joined Hammers last summer but failed miserably in convincing head coach Slaven Bilic that he could be of help as the east London Club battle to escape the clutches of the relegation zone.

According to his agent Vincenzo Morabito, Zaza “will definitely go back to Juve, because West Ham do not want to keep him. He could well stay in Turin, given that Juventus might need another striker. If not there are plenty of options”

And speaking of options,Napoli and La Liga side Valencia has been reported tohave interest in the 25-year-old but find it hard to keep up with the former Sampdoria man’s wage bills. As pointed out by Valencia sporting director, Jesus Garcia Pitarch; “The biggest challenge is that the salary that he has at West Ham is absolutely exorbitant. But that could be negotiated. I don’t know what the coach thinks about this but if we could reduce his wages, he is a player that we can evaluate.”

According to the contract signed last summer, West Ham paid five million euros to have the Policoro-born join at London Stadium 0n-loan and it was also stipulated that they are to pay atwenty million euros should he make 14 or more appearances for a permanent deal. With Zaza having made 11 so far, his inability to score even one goal in any of those games makes West Ham’s decision to let him go easy.

Zaza became known for his exploits at Saussuolo between 2013 and 2015 and like Juve’s Bayern-Munich-like manner of snatching of talents that they feel a threat to the easy life of stream rolling to the league title season in season out.