West Ham & Fulham Eye Unwanted Roma Striker Marco Borriello

London duo keen on Italian.

West Ham United and Fulham are considering moving for journeyman striker Marco Borriello after the Italian was told he can leave Roma this summer.

Borriello has been transfer listed by Roma with immediate effect, reports Sky Sports.

The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at Juventus – making just ten league appearances and scoring twice in the Old Lady’s unbeaten, title-winning season – but does not feature in Roma boss Zdenek Zeman’s plans for next season at the Stadio Olimpico.

Borriello has a wealth of experience, having also played for Serie A giants Milan and Sampdoria as well of a host of smaller clubs in a somewhat stop-start career.

The Italian has 7 caps for the national team and has never played outside Serie A. However, both Fulham and West Ham are keen on the forward and will seek a cut price £4 million deal for the star.

West Ham have been frustrated in their search for a new striker this summer, with number one target Grant Holt having committed his future to Norwich and Chelsea stalling over a deal to send youngster Romelu Lukaku on loan to Upton Park.

The east Londoners are ready to move for Borriello, although will face competition from Fulham for the powerful striker’s signature.

Borriello’s wages could prove a stumbling block in a Premier League switch though and his reported £4.3 million a year demands have already put off Serie A outfit Genoa.


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