Hammers striker hopes dashed

Last Updated: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:37
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Sam Allardyce's hopes of signing Italy international Fabio Quagliarella have taken a knock as he is not leaving Juventus in January.

The 30-year-old was linked with a move to Upton Park last summer and with domestic rivals Lazio but his agent, Giuseppe Bozo, has insisted he has no intention of leaving Turin.

The former Napoli and Udinese striker has struggled for starts in Serie A so far this season, but Bozo said his client would not be leaving the back-to-back defending Scudetto champions in the New Year.

"I am not aware that there have been any contacts between Lazio and my client, because Fabio has no intention of leaving Juventus in January," he is quoted as saying on Calciomercatonews.

"[Juventus manager Antonio] Conte does not want to deprive himself [of Quagliarella]. We cannot say that Fabio is treated as the fourth striker after Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Mirko Vucinic.

"Plus the fact he is playing in a team that is fighting for the title is an extra motivation for him and he will not give up."

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