Juve eye West Ham's Lanzini

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 6th November 2019

Juventus continue to show interest in taking West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini to Italy.

According to a report in The Athletic, La Vecchia Signora are keeping tabs on the Argentinian international who has only recently returned to full fitness following a lengthy injury.

The Serie A giants were dissuaded from making a bid for Lanzini during the summer but are said to be considering reviewing the situation during January's winter transfer window.

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West Ham, no doubt aware of Juventus' interest agreed a new four-year contract with the 26-year-old on transfer deadline day in August, ending speculation regarding his future at the time.

Lanzini, who was in the final year of his previous contract initially joined West Ham on loan from from Al-Jazira in 2015 before making that temporary stay a permanent one a year later.

Speaking at the time, the player insisted that he was delighted to extend his stay at the club.

"I've been here for a long time and I like West Ham, I like the fans, I like the staff and I like to stay here," he said.

"It's a big decision but also easy. It was easy, because I love it here; I love London, I love the club and I am happy. We have a very good team and we have a very good manager."

The website also reports that director of football Mario Husillos has compiled a shortlist of players who could potentially replace Declan Rice (who has been linked with Manchester United), Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson.

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