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€20m midfielder poised for shock Liverpool return

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Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani could yet make a return to Anfield.

The Italian international midfielder has been plying his trade with Juventus this season, and was expected to complete a permanent move to the Serie 'A' side from Liverpool in the summer.

However, the bianconeri are having 'serious doubts' over signing the player on a permanent basis, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, and could pass on the option of signing the player.

Liverpool signed the player for €20 million back in August 2009, but Aquilani failed to show anything like his best form at Anfield under Rafa Benitez, who was sacked by the Merseysiders in June '10.

Managerial replacement Roy Hodgson allowed the player to return to his homeland, with the opportunity to make a full-time move should things work out. Liverpool are hoping to recoup around €16.5 million for the player from a sale.

However, the 26-year-olds wage demands are reportedly too much for the Stadio Olimpico di Torino outfit, who are not willing to pay what the player is requesting.


 

Other player options, such as Liverpool linked Andrea Pirlo, would prove to be a cheaper acquisition for the Old Lady.

The Merseysiders are keen to cash in on Aquilani whilst they have an opportunity, but if the deal falls through the former Roma star will be returning to Liverpool and manager Kenny Dalglish at the end of the season.

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