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West Ham target Juve star

Filed: Wednesday, 20th June 2018
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are set to enter the race to sign Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro.

The Hammers have been tentatively linked with the hard-working Italian in recent days but are ready to turn their interest into a firm offer for the 25-year-old, KUMB understands.

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Newcastle United are reported to have offered in the region on 12million for Sturaro, who has represented Italy on four occasions since making his full international debut in 2016.

However Juve are holding out for around 17.5million for a player who cost them just 5.5million when moving from Genoa in July 2014.

Sturaro, who can operate across the middle of the field has also occasionally played at centre half, making him a particuarly versatile player. He has also filled in at full back on occasions.

He began his career with Genoa but made his professional debut whilst on loan at Modena in Serie B. He Sturaro made his Serie A bow a season later in a 2-0 defeat at Inter, having returned to Genoa.

The following summer he signed a five-year contract with Juventus, whom has has represented in the semi finals of the CHampions League. After just one season at the Allainz Stadium, he signed a new five-year contract tying him to the club until 2021.

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* In other transfer news, TMW report that West Ham are still the only club to made a solid offer for Nice's highly-sought after central midfielder Jean Michael Seri.

The 26-year-old Ivorian is top of Napoli's hit list this summer and was expected to sign for Carlo Ancelotti's new club, but Gli Azzurri are yet to make an offer leaving the Hammers as the only club to have turned their interest into a concrete bid.

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