West Ham face Monaco competition for Genoa defender Vanden Borre

Anthony vanden Borre is expected to leave Genoa before the summer market closes.

Anthony vanden Borre is expected to leave Genoa before the summer market closes.

The Belgium international spent part of last season on-loan at Portsmouth and was in talks with Lecce before pulling the plug on the deal last week.

Vanden Borre has decided he wants to leave Italy and is fielding interest from FC Koln of Germany and West Ham United.

West Ham have registered their interest in taking Vanden Borre on-loan, but they could face late competition from AS Monaco which have the cash available to sign the defender outright.