Duo target Bothroyd
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
<EM>Skysports.com</EM> understand two Premiership clubs are chasing Jay Bothroyd.Skysports.com understand two Premiership clubs are ready to offer Jay Bothroyd the chance to stay in England.
Bothroyd is back at Perugia after ending his loan spell at Blackburn at the end of last season.
Blackburn have indicated they will not be taking up their option of signing the former England Under-21 international on a permanent basis.
Bothroyd saw his time at Ewood Park interrupted by injuries which prevented him from holding down a regular place in the side.
The 22-year-old is believed to be keen on staying in England rather than returning to Italy and the news has alerted a number of clubs.
It is believed that West Ham and Manchester City are keen on signing the former Coventry ace for next season.
City currently have a shortage of strikers having sold Jon Macken to Crystal Palace, leaving Robbie Fowler as the only senior forward at the club.
West Ham are also keen to strengthen their attacking options as they prepare for life back in The Premiership and will battle City for Bothroyd.