Report: West Ham loan failure Marco Borriello linked with Crystal Palace and Sunderland

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Roma striker Marco Borriello is being linked with a January transfer to the Premier League.

32-year-old Borriello is well regarded for his career in Italy, having totalled over 200 appearances across various Serie A sides.

After starting his career with Milan, and loan spells with a host of clubs, the seven-capped Italian international forward moved to Genoa, before returning to Milan and then signing for Roma in 2010. His spell with Roma was interjected with loans to Juventus and back to Genoa, before signing on a short-term deal with West Ham at the beginning of 2014.

His spell with the Hammers ended in failure, with injury limiting him to just two substitute appearances before the deal was cut short in February.

However, his bad run of form in England has done little to limit the interest in him from the Premier League, and talkSPORT is reporting that both Crystal Palace and Sunderland are keen on bringing him in during the January transfer window.

Having yet to make an appearance this term, it is unlikely that Rudi Garcia will offer him an extension to his contract which expires in the summer, and the report indicates that the Giallorossi are willing to let the Milan academy graduate leave for a cut-price fee, rather than losing him for free at the end of his current deal.

It is unknown whether any other teams are interested in the one-time Champions League winner, but it has been reported that both the Black Cats and the Eagles have made initial advances to Roma over a potential deal.

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