Genoa lining up deal to re-sign West Ham loanee

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Marco Borriello has hardly impressed on loan at West Ham, but he seems to have attracted the attentions of former club Genoa.

It may have been a forgettable spell for Marco Borriello in England, but reports suggest that he still has admirers in Italy.

The 31-year-old joined the Hammers from Roma on loan in January having struggled for first-team action during the Giallorossi's impressive first half of the season.

Arriving along with fellow Italian Antonio Nocerino, there were high hopes for Borriello, who has seven caps for Italy to his name.

But Borriello has been almost anonymous at West Ham having been hampered by injury problems and never having fully settled in.

Currently sidelined, Borriello's East London adventure seems to be winding down, but Genoa haven't forgotten him and seem his most likely next destination.

Borriello wore the Genoa shirt in 2007-08 and on loan for the 2012-13 campaign and enjoyed success in both spells in Liguria with 19 goals in 35 and 12 goals in 28 appearances respectively.

In fact, the Neapolitan marksman has never really replicated that form anywhere else and transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio believes that Genoa are in talks with Roma about bringing Borriello back.

Roma are likely to try and add to their offensive options in the summer and will almost certainly be happy to listen to offers for Borriello, whose contract expires in 2015.

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