Tottenham Transfer Rumors: Spurs Planning Bid for Roma's Marco Borriello

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistJuly 23, 2012

ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 11: Marco Borriello of AS Roma reacts during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Olimpico on September 11, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly lining up a bid for Roma's Marco Borriello.

According to The Daily Express, Borriello is set to follow in the footsteps of Fabio Borini, who also swapped Rome for the Premier League earlier this month.

Borriello finished the 2010-11 season with 17 goals. He has failed to make an impact since the installation of Luis Enrique as head coach in June 2011, and was subsequently loaned to Juventus for the latter half of the 2011-12 season.

The striker has been told he doesn't feature in the plans of new Roma coach Zdenek Zeman, and is currently on the transfer list.

AVB is hunting a new striker, especially as it appears Spurs' negotiations with Emmanuel Adebayor have fallen through.

According to The Independent, the Manchester City forward has jeopardized his move away from the Etihad by holding out for unrealistic wages.

Currently on £175,000 per week at City, Adebayor is unlikely to receive the same package in North London. If an agreement isn't reached soon, Andre Villas-Boas is ready to turn his attention towards Borriello.

The Italian has been labelled a 'mercenary' by fans of the Giallorossi, and will be keen to secure a move away.

Spurs face competition from Werder Bremen and Galatasaray for the 30-year-old's signature, according to Sky Italia.