West Ham are attempting to bring Marco Borriello to Upton Park to galvanise Sam Allardyce's relegation-threatened squad and while the Roma marksman appeared to have ruled out a move on Twitter, latest reports state he is considering the move.
Despite his undoubted talent, Borriello has spent much of his career playing second fiddle and has become increasingly frustrated with a lack of game time at Roma.
Roma have thrived under Rudi Garcia but they have done so without needing an orthodox goal-getter and Borriello has often been left on the bench.
West Ham have reportedly made an approach but Borriello appeared unimpressed when he posted the comment: 'I'm really not thinking about the English' on his Twitter profile.
The deal with West Ham would be a paid loan with the right to make the transfer permanent for just under £3m.
Coach Garcia would still have to approve the sale even if Borriello agreed and that is by no means a formality as Roma don't have a wealth of striking options.
If Borriello were open to a Premier League club, West Ham could face competition from Sunderland who are reportedly tracking the hit man.
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