Borriello weighing up West Ham move despite Twitter snub

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Despite an apparent Twitter snub, Roma striker Marco Borriello is mulling over the possibility of signing for West Ham.

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.

The Hammers are in dire need of a striker with Carlton Cole's short-term contract expiring and Andy Carroll still not fully fit.

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.

With Francesco Totti and Mattia Destro returning from injury, Borriello is likely to have fewer chances in the second half of the season and he is widely tipped to leave Roma in the January window.

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.

However, according to Il Tempo, Borriello has asked for some time to weigh up his options and is considering relocating to East London.

The paper believes that the 31-year-old would rather stay in Italy but no offer from potential suitors Inter and Fiorentina has materialised.

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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