Friday June 28 2013
Gilardino heading to Roma?

Roma are closing in on signing Italian international Alberto Gilardino, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.

The striker, who is owned by Genoa, could move to the capital in a swap deal involving Marco Borriello.

The latter spent last season on loan at Marassi and the Grifone are keen on keeping the 31-year-old centre-forward.

Gilardino has caught the attention of a number of clubs after he scored 13 goals in 36 games on loan at Bologna in 2012-13.

The two outfits have already begun working on the exchange, but the deal will reportedly hinge on the personal terms of Borriello.

The former Milan man, who currently earns €5.4m before tax, will have to accept a pay cut if he wants to keep wearing the Rossoblu of the Grifone.