West Ham representatives are reportedly in Italy to negotiate the signing of Stefano Sturaro from Juventus, according to Tutto Mercato.

The 25-year-old has been at The Old Lady since 2014, when he was snapped up from fellow Serie A outfit Genoa.

After experiencing difficulty in breaking into the first team however, it appears as though the Italian international will be given a chance to develop away from Turin.

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Reportedly seeking a €20 million fee for the midfielder, Juventus have decided that Sturaro has no place in their long-term plans.

Making just 19 appearances in all competitions last year, Sturaro was fighting for playing time with Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, and Blaise Matuidi.

If Sturaro were to make the move to London, he could find himself joining a fresh Manuel Pellegrini team, buoyed by the arrival of their new manager. Other midfielders at the London Stadium include Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble, and new acquisition Jack Wilshere.

With Newcastle also reportedly interested, West Ham could have a fight on their hands to secure the services of Sturaro.