Valencia striker Simone Zaza has reiterated his happiness at the club after reports linking him with a return to Italian football.
The 26-year-old arrived at Los Che in July and signed a deal until 2021, but his form and goal scoring exploits have seen him gain plentiful interest from a whole host of European sides.
Scoring 10 goals in 22 games so far this season, Zaza has formed a prolific partnership with Spanish international Rodrigo in a Valencia side which has pushed league leaders Barcelona and second placed Atletico Madrid and remained unbeaten in the league until early December.
Valencia based media SuperDeporte claimed that the Mestalla based club were thinking of increasing his release clause by offering him a new contract and that has now moved forward after Italian side Roma made moves to sign the striker.
Zaza and has partner have struggled in recent times to settle, having spent time with English club West Ham United, where they disliked London, whilst spells in his home nation have also been indifferent.
They have reportedly both settled in Valencia and are keen to stay, helping Los Che’s plans to agree a new deal and the striker’s father has spoken of his happiness in the Spanish city.
“Roma? We know nothing about it,” Antonio told Calciomercato.it.
“Simone is happy in Spain and at Valencia.”
A 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid at the weekend saw Zinedine Zidane’s side gain ground on Los Che, but Marcelino’s side still remain in third.