Initially loaned to Juventus and then bought by Max Allegri after impressing during his temporary spell, Roberto Pereyra’s 2015-16 season wasn’t the best.
Interrupted by a rather serious injury towards the end of January, the Argentinian midfielder only made 16 appearances for the Serie A champions throughout the season.
Mostly coming off the bench, Pereyra’s talent is still there for all to see, and this is why there is some reported interest in the player coming from the Premier League.
According to Tuttosport on Monday, West Ham, Watford and Swansea are all in the chase to sign the 25-year-old from Juventus on a permanent transfer, as well as Russia’s Zenit Saint-Petersburg.
Considering the close ties between Walter Mazzarri’s new side and Udinese, who owned the player before his move to Juventus, the Watford link isn’t too surprising.
As for the other two, well, Francesco Guidolin knows Serie A very well and won’t be oblivious to Pereyra’s talents, which leaves us with West Ham.
The Argentinean would certainly provide a good and versatile option for Slaven Bilic to play around with, capable of playing in both the central midfield and attacking midfield role, providing a rotation option for both Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyaté, as well as, if needs be, backup for Manuel Lanzini ahead of them.
There is no mention of the fee, but considering Juventus paid around £11m for the player last summer, you would expect the Serie A side to make a profit, or at least get their money back.