Filed: Monday, 2nd March 2009
By: Staff Writer
West Ham have been linked with two young rising Italian-based stars.
Ayub Daud and Andrea Mei are the latest Italian-based youngsters to be linked with a move to London. The pair, who currently play for Juventus and Milan respectively in Italy have been interesting United according to Daud's agent Ulisse Savini.
Savini claimed that Gianluca Nani has been in touch with him regarding the pair's availability; talking in Italy yesterday about the duo he said:
"At the moment, there are three club with Daud on their list of targets - Wolsburg, Villarreal and West Ham. Daud is a Juventus player, but he does not have any contract with Juve so the player could leave the club at the end of the season.
"In the next few days I will be talking with Juventus about the player, it is for sure that Daud will sign for a big club - but which one I can't say.
"The situation is this - I am linked with [West Ham's] sporting director Nani, they have told they are interested in Daud and in Inter defender Andrea Mei. But it is normal that they would be looking at young stars like this, no matter where they are from."
Since joining the Hammers last year Nani has been involved in the capture of Valon Behrami, David Di Michele and Savio Nsereko - all players based in Italy before moving to London.
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