Roma snatch Borriello

Milan striker makes loan move with view to permanent deal

Borriello: Roma switch

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Marco Borriello secured a late switch to Roma on deadline day after a deal with Juventus could not be agreed.

Borriello has joined Claudio Ranieri's side on loan from AC Milan with a view to a permanent move next summer.

Roma only stepped up their pursuit with hours remaining of the transfer window as the striker had looked set to link up with Juve.

Juve ultimately abandoned their bid to sign Borriello because they were only interested in a loan spell.

The 28-year-old has now opted to go to Roma, with the prospect of UEFA Champions League football thought to be a key factor in his decision.

Ranieri will be delighted to have recruited a player with international experience for Italy as Roma look forward to a packed schedule of domestic and European games.