It’s reported West Ham have agreed terms with Roma for Marco Borriello, but must wait until Monday for the all-clear.
The Hammers are seeking a striker in Serie A and are also in advanced negotiations with Inter for Ishak Belfodil.
Considering the difficulties getting to the Algeria international, the Premier League club has changed tack.
According to Sky Sport Italia, West Ham have agreed terms with Roma to take 31-year-old forward Borriello.
The matter is put on ice until Monday, when Borriello and Coach Rudi Garcia will meet with club directors to discuss the proposals.
The former Genoa, Juventus and Milan centre-forward has scored one goal in 11 Serie A appearances this season, albeit only five of them from the start.
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