Valencia have stepped up on their interest in Simone Zaza and are set to finalise a loan agreement with Juventus soon over a January move to Spain for the Italy striker.
The 25-year-old striker joined West Ham from Juventus on a season-long loan deal in the summer, with the Hammers obligated to sign Zaza on a permanent deal after a certain number of appearances.
However, the Italian has failed to make any kind of impact for the east Londoners this season, playing just 571 minutes of football over eleven appearances in all competitions without scoring a goal.
Zaza has not played a minute of Premier League football since mid-November and West Ham are widely expected to terminate the loan agreement they have with Juventus in January.
However, the Italian has interest in Spain as it has been suggested that Valencia are keen to snap up Zaza during the winter transfer window to boost their attacking options.
And according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, the negotiations have picked up pace over the last few days as Los Che close in on taking the Italian to the Mestalla next month.
Valencia are close to thrashing out another loan agreement with Juventus for Zaza, with an obligatory purchase option inserted in the deal that would take the striker to Spain.
And the 25-year-old is expected to agree to the move as he is keen to rejuvenate his career in Spain after a horror spell in England.