Valencia will have had more managers than wins this season when they appoint their next boss. Cesare Prandelli has quit the Spanish club because he felt he wasn’t going to be backed on January transfers.

In a sign of how low Valencia have sunk, there’s a pretty good chance Prandelli quit at least partly because the club’s move for West Ham’s Simone Zaza was set to collapse.

After being claimed as a sure thing just awaiting official announcement, Zaza’s switch to Valencia now looks up in the air, which causes problems for West Ham and Slaven Bilic.

The last thing Bilic wants is a player who knows the club aren’t keen, and who himself was keen to sign for someone else. The loan from Juventus has been a disaster of a transfer, and the Hammers will surely want to avoid having to make the move permanent.

Italy’s Calciomercato believe Fiorentina could step into the void. The Italian club may sell Nikola Kalinic to a Chinese side, which would then help them finance a deal for Zaza.

That would save the day for Bilic and West Ham, but there’s nothing hugely concrete on a possible deal yet.