La Liga side Valencia have shown interest in West Ham United’s Simone Zaza and Inter Milan’s Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to calciomercato.com.
Jesús García Pitarch, Valencia’s sporting director, confirmed the team’s interest in Zaza in a recent comment to Marca.com.
Zaza, on-loan from Serie A leaders Juventus, has struggled in the English Premier League this season. The Italian forward has made eight Premier League appearances and remains scoreless.
However, the Spanish team needs help in the attack after Paco Alcacer and Andre Gomes departed last summer.
West Ham have avoided playing Zaza to avoid the 20 million euro buyout clause set by Juventus based on appearances. Juventus hope that Valencia will pay that price if they want Zaza to move to Spain, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Spanish side has also asked Inter about Kondogbia, according to Super Deporte. The French player played for Sevilla in the 2012/2013 season and briefly during the 2013/2014 season. He impressed at his time for Sevilla, which has drawn Valencia’s attention.
However, Kondogbia has not impressed for Inter since moving to Italy in 2015. In the past two seasons, he has only scored one goal and recorded one assist.
Nonetheless, Valencia target Zaza and Kondogbia in the January transfer window.