Zaza rejects Chinese Super League

Valencia striker Simone Zaza has rejected the chance to move to the Chinese Super League following a €30m offer, say reports.

Super Deporte claim the Italian international received an offer from an unnamed club, thought to be Guangzhou Evergrande.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a summer exit from the Mestalla with the club aiming to raise €45m in sales to help replenish their squad this summer.

A report in Onda Deportiva last week claimed Valencia directors Mateu Alemany and Pablo Longoria were in discussions with several Italian clubs including Sampdoria and Sassuolo.

The striker netted 13 goals with five assists in 39 competitive games for Los Che last season, but he is reported to be heading for the exit door at the Mestalla.

“I do not understand why I have to leave,” Zaza – who netted Italy’s goal in a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in a recent friendly – told Onda Cero at the start of the month.

“You (journalists) are always speaking about my exit from Valencia, but I have always said that I want to stay. I get along with everyone and I live very happily here.

“I have not talked to the club about my future, they have not been in contact with me.”

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