West Ham Plot Ambitious Move to Sign AS Roma Pair

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Upton Park side plan Serie A raid.

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will look to make significant moves in the January transfer window as he seeks to strengthen his squad and pull away from the drop zone.

The Daily Mail claim that the Hammers will launch an ambitious move to bring in AS Roma pair Marco Borriello and Nicolas Burdisso.

The Upton Park side were due to meet with Roma’s sporting director Walter Sabatini on the weekend, with Fulham and Tottenham also interested in doing business with the Serie A side.

Experienced Italian international Borriello would certainly aid Allardyce’s lack of a cutting edge up front and the 31 year old may well be looking for a fresh challenge having become something of a bit-part player under new boss Rudi Garcia, making just six Serie A starts thus far this term.

Adaptable Argentine defender Burdisso, who can play at right and centre-back, could help solidify things at the back and has been even more rarely used by Garcia.

The duo could feel that a move to the Premier League would represent a fresh challenge though Allardyce would have to convince the pair that a move to a side struggling at the wrong end of the table was in their respective best interests.

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