Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport claims that West Ham United will sign striker Simone Zaza on permanent basis after all.
The Hammers recruited the Italian forward on a season-long loan with an option to buy in the summer, but the player has since failed to prove his worth.
And with quite a few Serie A sides keen on his services, West Ham were expected to let Zaza leave in January.
A €20 million purchase clause will be automatically triggered if the striker makes another two appearances for the Hammers, and the club have decided to keep hold of the 25-year-old footballer.
Namely, having already paid €5 million for the loan deal, West Ham are ready to splash extra €20 million for a permanent transfer, as they hope Zaza will eventually prove what he is capable of.
If that does not happen, they can always sell him to Napoli or some of the other Italian sides keen on his signature.