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Juventus target West Ham’s Scamacca as potential Vlahovic replacement

Juventus target Scamacca as potential Vlahovic replacement

Juventus could target West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamacca if Dusan Vlahovic leaves Turin next summer, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

Vlahovic has been linked with a big-money move away from the Old Lady with interest from Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester United. 

German champions Bayern Munich are also rumoured to be interested in the 23-year-old, who has struggled to live up to his enormous price tag since joining the Bianconeri from Fiorentina just over a year ago.

After a six-game goal drought, Vlahovic was back amongst the goals when he opened the scoring against Freiburg with a well-taken penalty on the stroke of half-time.

However, with just eight goals in 17 Serie A outings to show for the €75 million Juventus shelled out to sign him in last January, the club may be forced to cash in on the striker while his stock is still high.

Juventus also find themselves in a pickle with their financial situation, and with a summer clear-out on the cards, Vlahovic could be one of the players sacrificed for the good of the club.

They will demand a mammoth €90m from interested parties and have already identified a possible replacement for the Serbian marksman.

The Serie A giants are plotting a move to bring Scamacca back to the Italian top flight barely a year after moving to the Premier League.

Scamacca has struggled to provide the goods in East London, posting just eight goals in 27 appearances since a €36m move from Sassuolo last summer.

Although injuries have contributed to his uninspiring debut in the English top flight, West Ham could be persuaded into making a deal if the price is right.

Scamacca had lost his starting berth to Michail Antonio, but the January arrival of Danny Ings from Aston Villa could push the Italian further down the pecking order.

Juventus may have to battle fellow Serie A side Inter Milan for the striker’s signature, with the Nerazzurri also reportedly interested.

For now, the striker is solely focused on playing his part in helping the Hammers survive the relegation battle, but a summer move could be on the cards.

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