Fulham and West Ham United have taken steps to sign Juventus defender Luca Pellegrini, according to claims coming out of Italy.

Operating mainly as a left-back last season, he made 21 appearances in all competitions, but failed to cement a regular place in Max Allegri’s plans at the Turin club.

Due to this, the 23-year-old has been included in the Serie A side’s transferable list for the summer window, according to Wednesday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, who go on to name both Fulham and West Ham as his suitors.

The Italy international’s representative, Vincenzo Raiola, has already started to hold talks with several clubs for his client.

The newspaper only mentions the Cottagers and David Moyes’ side as these are the two sides to have ‘started’ discussions with the full-back’s representatives.

Gazzetta further add the Old Lady, who have placed him in the market, value him around €10-12m.

However, there’s nothing to suggest if either West Ham or Fulham have made any direct contact with Juventus, and if they are willing to meet the Turin club’s asking price for Pellegrini.