Juventus manager issues transfer update on Arsenal target

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that Simone Zaza will be going nowhere during the January transfer window.

The Italy international hitman has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks, with Arsenal, West Ham United and Bournemouth all understood to be keen on signing the striker according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old hitman has found the net twice in seven Serie A outings so far this season, although having only started three matches, the forward has found it hard to establish himself in Allegri’s first-team plans.

Despite losing Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente during the summer, Juve are not short of attacking talents, and the likes of Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata and Mario Mandzukic are all ahead of the talented Zaza in the manager’s plans.

However, in light of the reported transfer interest from the EPL, Allegri has insisted that Zaza will not be leaving the club during the January window.

“I don’t understand why he should go away, there should not be this storm about him,” the manager began.

“I speak to him every day, he is a player with great quality who has improved a lot and is important for us, so it’s fair that he stays here. We have four top-quality players in attack and they should fight for their places.”

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Should Zaza remain in Italy, various other frontmen could emerge as genuine options for Arsene Wenger as he looks to give his side the extra edge ahead of the title run-in.

The Daily Star have suggested that the Gunners are considering a move for Watford captain Troy Deeney, while Javier Hernandez—who left Manchester United for Bayer Leverkusen during the summer—is another option for the Gunners [Independent].

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