Striker likely to join Lazio.
West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion are set to miss out on Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella as Lazio have now lodged a £5.5 million bid to take him away from the Turin based club, the Daily Mail reports.
Both clubs had made loan offers for the 30-year-old at various points over the summer, but both offers were rejected by the Serie A champions as they only want to sell him on a permanent deal after starting the season with Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente as their first choice strike pairing this season.
Roma and Lazio are now thought to be fighting it out for his signature now, with the Biancocelesti now leading the charge after putting a formal cash offer on the table.
Juve were originally looking to earn around £7 million for the player, but are now thought to be willing to accept a knock down fee of just over £5 million for his services.
The news has prompted Baggies boss Steve Clarke to take a closer look at the club’s finances in a bid to see if a deal can still be done, which would force them to shelve a move for Everton striker Victor Anichebe.