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Tottenham Make Loan Bid For Talented Italian Striker

Strikerless Spurs want Borriello for the season.

Tottenham Hotspur have made an loan offer for Roma striker Marco Boriello – but face competition from a host of European clubs for the 30-year-old.

Spurs are in desperate need of striking reinforcements, with Jermain Defoe currently the only senior forward at the club and Emmanuel Adebayor’s transfer on the rocks over the Togolese’s wage demands.

Goal.com understand that Spurs want to take Boriello on loan but the deal is being complicated by Roma’s pursuit of Mattia Destro.

Boriello has been offered back to his former club Genoa by the Stadio Olympico outfit in part exchange for Destro, one of the rising stars of Italian football.

Juventus, where Boriello spent the second half of last season on loan, are also mulling over another temporary move, while Werden Bremen and Galatasary have expressed an interest.

The Old Lady would require Roma to continue to pay part of the former Milan striker’s £80,000 per week salary and it is believed Spurs are also unwilling to pay the full weekly amount.

Roma have offered a deal worth £11.7 million for Destro, whose contract is co-owned by Genoa and his current club Siena.

Borriello, who has never played out of Italy, is set to decide on his future in the next 48 hours.

The 6’1″ striker has had a stop-start career, but scored 36 Serie A goals in two seasons between 2008 and 2010.


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