Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014

West Ham United turn their attention to Genoa striker

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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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