Sporting Clube de Portugal are considering a January bid for Carpi striker Marco Borriello, according to A Bola.
The Lions could soon stay without Islam Slimani, who is on the radar of top European clubs and the Italian forward is one of the players they are looking at as his potential replacement.
With Borriello’s contract at Carpi due to expire at the end of the current season, chances are he will be available for a nominal fee.
Bar a short loan spell at West Ham, the 33-year-old has spent his entire career in Italy, representing Sampdoria, AC Milan, Treviso, Genoa, AS Roma, Juventus and Carpi.
Borriello joined the newly promoted side on a free transfer from Genoa last summer and he did well to score 4 goals in 12 league outings, while also netting once in two Coppa Italia appearances.
He could now get a chance to prove his worth in Portuguese Primeira Liga, obviously provided the two clubs can find an agreement.