West Ham close in on double Serie A swoop

West Ham are close to completing a deal that would see two Italian international’s arrive at Upton Park to bolster the clubs fight against relegation, according to the Express.

Reports in Italy suggest a loan deal for Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino has already been agreed, whilst a similar deal for Roma striker Marco Borriello is also close.

Nocerino is expected to fly to London today for a medical, where he could be joined in the capital by Borriello.

Nocerino – who has 15 caps for Italy – has played for the likes of Juventus and Palermo.

He is expected to receive the same salary at Upton Park for the duration of the deal as he currently receives with Milan.

Boriello is said to be interested in the prospect of playing in the Premier League, despite the Hammers lowly league position.

Roma remain reluctant to let the 31-year-old leave on a permanent deal, but would be open to a loan move that would see him get the opportunity to add to his seven international ahead of the World Cup, with regular first team football.

Negotiations are continuing over the exact terms of the loan, and whether the Hammers would have an option to buy at the end of the season.

Boriello has managed just six starts for Roma this season, whilst Nocerino has managed 11 league appearances for Milan.

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