'Zaza 90% certain to join Juventus'

The Bianconeri have a repurchase clause that allows them buy the striker for €15 million in June

Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza is “90 per cent certain” to join Juventus this summer, according to the player’s agent.

The 23-year-old was previously co-owned by Juve and his parent club, who both purchased 50% of his registration rights in 2013.

Sassuolo then bought Zaza outright last summer, but the Bianconeri insisted on inserting a clause as part of that deal which allows them to sign him for €15m in June.

The player’s agent Christian Maifredi told Sky: “It’s 90 per cent certain Zaza will wear the black and white jersey next season.”

Should Juve decide not to activate the clause this summer, Zaza – who has scored nine goals this season – would cost them €18 million in the summer of 2016.

The club are also reportedly close to securing the signing of Paulo Dybala from Palermo, which would significantly bolster their forward line ahead of next season.