Reports from Italy this weekend suggest that Juventus are lining up Fulham striker Moussa Dembele as one of their main targets should Simone Zaza leave for West Ham this month.

Sky Sport Italia broke the news that the Bianconeri have been closely monitoring the French international’s performances at Fulham and would be keen to test the London club’s desire to hold onto one of their most promising Academy graduates until the end of the season, even though Dembele’s contract expires in June. Fulham’s position could change if Dembele indicates that he would be interested in joining one of Europe’s most famous sides, given that they would receive far less compensation where he to move to the continent rather than an English team on completion of his contract.

Dembele, who has been the subject of fierce interest from Premier League sides like Everton and Tottenham, has scored 10 goals in 24 appearances for Fulham this season, but missed Tuesday night’s win over Rotherham with tightness in his hamstring.