Alberto Aquilani says he wants to sign a permanent deal with AC Milan, despite his season-long loan with the Rossoneri coming to an end.
Aquilani joined Milan in the summer on a temporary deal and featured heavily at the start of the season, but his first-team appearances soon dried up, meaning the Italian fell short of the 25 games he was required to play for Milan in order to activate an automatic right-to-buy clause.
Now he is due to return to Liverpool in the summer, although Milan may yet try and strike a deal to take the £17 million midfielder back to the San Siro.
Aquilani admitted he is unsure where his future lies, although he remains hopeful that a deal can be done that will allow him to remain in Italy.
"We’ll have to wait and see what happens when it comes to my future," he is quoted as saying by the Mirror.
"The door is semi-open for me to stay here."
Aquilani joined the Reds back in 2009 and was touted as a replacement for Xabi Alonso who had departed for Real Madrid.
However his Anfield career to date has been curtailed by injury and a lack of form, and soon after he was sent out on loan to Juventus, who refused to pay the £14 million fee demanded by Liverpool, meaning he was forced to return to England.
Aquilani started in Milan’s last game of the season - only his tenth appearance since the turn of the year - playing 82 minutes in the 2-1 win over Novara and getting booked in the process.