Sampdoria have dismissed transfer links with Marco Borriello – a man who spent 2012-13 on loan at city rivals Genoa.
The Italian international, owned by Roma, has been paired with Doria seeing as they have agreed to sell Mauro Icardi to Inter.
“We’ll define our plans for the attack once we have decided what to do with Simone Zaza,” sporting director Carlo Osti noted.
“The Borriello idea doesn’t exist right now. We haven’t made any contact with him or with his entourage.
“Let’s sort out Zaza and then see.”
Zaza is a 21-year-old striker who will return to Samp this summer after scoring 18 goals on loan for Ascoli in Serie B.
However, Samp could sell him rather than risk losing him for nothing in 2014 after the striker turned down the offer of a new contract at Marassi.
Borriello, now 30, scored 12 goals in 28 games for the Grifoni in the past campaign. He spent the 2005-06 season on loan at Doria.
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