Sassuolo have moved to confirm that Tottenham Hotspur have submitted an official proposal for Italian forward Simone Zaza.
The 23-year-old has seen his stock rise significantly over the last year or so, and Juventus quickly lived to regret selling the other half of his contract to the Neroverdi in the summer of 2013.
Zaza has since developed into one of league’s hottest forwards and he is now a first team regular in the national team as well.
The good news is that Juventus have the option to buy him back for €15 million next summer, but Sassuolo have now revealed that Tottenham have offered around €18 million for the forward’s services.
“Tottenham have offered a substantial figure for him, more than Juventus should invest to buy it back,” Sassuolo CEO John Carnevali told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We have the need and obligation to sell Zaza after this season. There are other requests from abroad for him, but the player will decide what to do.”
Simone Zaza has scored 17 goals in 55 league appearances since joining Sassuolo, while he netted once in four starts for Italy in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.