Sunderland and West Ham ready to fight it out for Juventus striker
As a result, Quagliarella has fallen down the pecking order with the Old Lady and could be set for an exit in order to secure regular first team football in an attempt to make Italy’s World Cup squad for next summer’s tournament in Brazil.
The Sun are reporting that Sunderland are the favourites to land the 30-year-old, though West Ham are expected to ramp up talks in the coming days. Norwich City and Valencia have also been linked with a move for the Naples native, but they appear to have fallen behind the Premier League duo in the race for the striker’s signature.
Quagliarella managed to make 27 Serie A appearances for the Bianconeri last season, but only started in 13 of those contests as he finished the season with nine goals.
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