Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014

West Ham United turn their attention to Genoa striker

Alberto Gilardino GenoaWest Ham United have reportedly turned their attention to Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino as they continue their search for a new attacker.

The Italian international recently rejected a move to Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, but it has not stopped other clubs from showing interest in his services.

Sky Sport reports that West Ham are the latest club to be linked with a move for the 31-year-old, as the Hammers continue their January search for a new goalscorer.

The East London club were close to signing Inter’s Ishak Belfodil before a deal fell through last week and it appears they have quickly moved on to other targets for the January window.

Gilardino has impressed for the Grifone, scoring eight goals in 18 matches as he attempts to secure his spot on Italy’s World Cup squad this summer.

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Adriano Boin

- A passionate F.C. Internazionale supporter since the young age of 10, my love for the club came about on a family trip to Italy after their signing of Roberto Baggio. Much to the dismay of my father (a Milan fan) my love for the club only grew stronger and has taken me on trips to Genova and Boston to see my club in action. The greatest of these journeys was being blessed by incredible luck (to which this day I still cannot comprehend) which allowed me to travel to Madrid, see the 2010 Champions League Final in the flesh and experience a week-long trip that will probably never be surpassed. Feel free to add me on Twitter to talk about Inter, Italy or calcio in general @Boin44

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