Fiorentina defender Facundo Roncaglia has been targeted as West Ham United seek to bolster their defensive options

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West Ham United have enquired about the availability of Fiorentina centre-back Facundo Roncaglia, according to reports in Italy.

Sam Allardyce is keen to strengthen his squad, particularly defensively after he is set to be left with one fit centre-half ahead of Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace, due to an injury to James Tomkins and the suspension of James Collins.

The 27-year-old Argentine, who made his debut for the national team last year, has made 37 appearances for the Serie A club and at this stage it is unclear whether they are willing to let him leave the club or not.

No official bids have yet been made but West Ham are likely to be making enquiries for several defenders over the coming days due to their current crisis.

Should Fiorentina provide West Ham with a valuation and are willing to let him leave, then the Hammers face competition from Serie A side Genoa who are also thought to be interested in the player.

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