West Ham & Sunderland In For Italian International Striker Fabio Quagliarella

Premier League pair keen on Italy international.

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West Ham are ready to compete with Sunderland for the signing of Juventus and Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella, according to the Sun.

The 29-year-old has had a long and successful career in Serie A with the likes of Sampdoria, Udinese and Napoli, and scored 13 goals last season for the Italian champions.

Quagliarella is now unlikely to feature as regularly for Antonio Conte’s side following the arrivals of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente this summer, and may be allowed to leave the club for the right price.

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has used his knowledge of Italian football well in the transfer market this summer, and this may give him an edge in landing Quagliarella, as he looks to continue to bolster his squad to avoid a repeat of last season’s relegation battle.

West Ham have also prioritised attacking players this summer, and have continued to chase strikers even after securing their main target of Andy Carroll from Liverpool.

As well as a successful career in the Italian league, Quagliarella has six goals in 25 caps for the Italian national side, and his experience would make him a useful addition for most Premier League sides.

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