Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2013

Sunderland and West Ham United compete for Juventus striker

Fabio Quagliarella - JuventusJuventus forward Fabio Quagliarella’s future appears to lie away from the Juventus stadium as he nears a move to the English Premier League.

The 30-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Antonio Conte with the arrivals of Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez pushing the Neapolitan further down the pecking order, and both Sunderland and West Ham United are reportedly keen on luring him to England.

Whilst the Italian international could join former Juve teammate Emanuele Giaccherini at the Stadium of Light, Tuttosport reports that the player’s fascination with a move to London could give capital club West Ham the upper hand.

The former Napoli and Udinese hit-man could be set to tread the same path as current Bologna fantasista Alessandro Diamanti by making the move to the Boleyn Ground.

‘Quagliagol’ has been with the Bianconeri since transferring from hometown club Napoli in 2010, and has 26 goals in 79 appearances for the Italian champions. VIP Lounge