West Ham representatives are reportedly in Italy to negotiate the signing of supposed Newcastle target 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 Tyneside, he could find himself joining a buoyant Newcastle team, spurred on by their strong finish to the 2017-18 season that saw victories against Arsenal and Chelsea.

With West Ham in advanced negotiations however, the Magpies could have a fight on their hands to secure the services of Sturaro.

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