West Ham United striker Simone Zaza has started gathering information about Valencia after learning about the La Liga outfit’s interest in him, according to Spanish daily AS.
The Italy international, who joined the Hammers on a season-long loan deal from Juventus in the summer, has thus far failed to make his mark in England.
Zaza is yet to open his goalscoring account for West Ham, despite clocking up 571 minutes over 11 appearances in all competitions.
As a result, the 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from the east London club in January, with AC Milan and Napoli interested in taking him back to Italy.
Valencia, who are managed by former Italy boss Cesare Prandelli, with whom Zaza shares a good relationship, are also keeping tabs on the forward.
It has been claimed that Zaza has asked his Spanish team-mates Adrian and Alvaro Arbeloa about Valencia, while also consulting with former Los Che star Sofiane Feghouli.
The striker is doing his homework on Valencia to be ready should he be presented with the opportunity to move.
Zaza has an obligatory purchase option in his contract which will be activated if he plays a certain number of games for West Ham.