Sampdoria have reportedly agreed a €14m fee with Valencia for Italy striker Simone Zaza.

Zaza seemed to be closing in on a switch to Torino, but Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia claims Samp have dived in with a bid of €12m plus €2m in bonuses.

The broadcaster adds the Blucerchiati will now negotiate personal terms with the 27-year-old, in what is a race before Friday’s 19:00 BST deadline.

The former Juventus attacker joined Valencia in January 2017 and scored 19 goals in 53 Liga appearances for Los Che.

However, he fell out of favour in the second half of last season and faces further competition from new signings Kevin Gameiro and Michy Batshuayi.

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