Inter Milan are considering a double raid on Premier League side Liverpool in January, as their interest in Glen Johnson and Fabio Borini heats up.
The duo are out of favour at Anfield, with Johnson on the fringes of the first-team due to Javier Manquillo's arrival, and Borini behind the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert in the race for a starting spot up front.
Both players featured at the weekend during the club's 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United, but fans of the club are not impressed with either of them and wouldn't be sad to see them leave.
Borino could well be ready to move
Borini, who spent last season out on loan at Sunderland, was set to make that move permanent over the Summer, but a potential £14million deal collapsed when the Italian decided against it.
The 23-year-old stated his desire to stay at Anfield and fight for his first-team place, but as of yet, he has failed to cement a place under Brendan Rodgers, despite the side's lack of goals.
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As for Johnson, he is entering the final few months of his contract at the Premier League club, and has recently admitted that no talks are in the pipeline, meaning he could agree to leave as soon as January.
With Inter being an overseas club, they could officially hold talks with Johnson and even offer him a contract once the Winter window opens up, meaning he could agree in principle a deal to join the San Siro outfit in the Summer.
Johnson is not one of the fan favourites in Merseyside and is falling behind Manquillo and also Jon Flanagan in the first-team ranks, meaning this could be his final year at the club.
According to reports in the Express, Johnson is open to a move abroad and Inter Milan could attract him, but as for Borini, he may be harder to sign as he still wants to prove his worth to Liverpool.