Striker set for move to the capital.
AS Roma striker Mattia Destro looks set to move to West Ham United on loan this summer after flying to London to finalise the deal, according to the Metro, who cite Italian source Corriere dello Sport.
The Italian international, who spent the second half of last season on loan at AC Milan, has shown some prolific form in Serie A in recent times, though the Metro say he has been told he has no future at Roma.
The Daily Express claimed back in January that both Arsenal and Chelsea were looking into signing the 24-year-old, though it would appear that their interest has cooled if he is free to make the move to Upton Park instead.
Destro had caught the eye of some bigger clubs with a fine return of 13 goals during the 2013/14 season, but it may have proven to be a flash in the pan for him, with the goals having dried up since then.
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The former Siena and Genoa ace only managed five for Roma last term, and then three for Milan in the second half of the campaign, suggesting he is going downhill and would not be cut out for a move to a club of Arsenal or Chelsea’s size.
Still, having shown some potential in Italy, the player could prove a good addition for West Ham next season, especially if only on loan as the Hammers will not be under pressure to sign him permanently if he does not achieve his potential.
The Metro adds that Destro is keen to play in the Premier League, and the Express article from earlier this year also noted that he’d be open to the challenge of playing abroad.