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Roma sell Marco Borriello to Genoa, acquire Nicolas Spolli on loan

Marco Borriello will return for a third stint at Genoa.

Former Italy forward Marco Borriello has left Roma for a third spell at Genoa, this time in a permanent transfer.

The 32-year-old has not made an appearance this campaign for Roma, which signed two strikers at the weekend, with the arrival of Seydou Doumbia and Victor Ibarbo.

Borriello will replace Alessandro Matri, who joined Juventus on loan earlier on Monday.

Borriello spent the 2007-08 season at Genoa in a co-ownership deal with AC Milan and was the league's third highest goal scorer He was also the club's top scorer in 2012-13, on loan from Juventus, as he helped Genoa avoid relegation. 

Also on Monday, Roma signed Argentine centre-back Nicolas Spolli from Catania on loan until the end of the season for a reported 1.5 million euros.

Roma can pay another 1.5 mllion this summer to buy the 31-year-old permanently.

With Spolli secured, Roma allowed centre-back Michele Somma to join Empoli on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy.

Roma reserved the right to offer a counter-option on the 19-year-old, who is the son of former Empoli manager Maria Somma. 

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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