Liverpool forward Fabio Borini could finally return to Italy, with Inter Milan and Lazio interested in the 24-year-old.
Borini is no longer in Brendan Rodgers' plans at Anfield, and has been told he is free to leave Merseyside following a failed three-year spell at the club, that included a year at Sunderland.
According to the Evening Standard, the two Italian sides are both keen to end the former Chelsea players nightmare spell in the north west.
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Inter were keen to add the striker to their side in January but instead signed Xherdan Shaqiri and Lukas Podolski. Piero Ausilio, sporting director of the Nerazzurri, is also said to be a big admirer of Borini, and is keen to bring more firepower to the San Siro following a baron pre-season.
Lazio are looking for a replacement for Keita Balde, however with Borini former links to Roma it would be a shock to see him move to their city rivals.
BORINI COULD HAVE OFFERED SOMETHING LAST SEASON
Despite enjoying a good season at Sunderland, Borini was never given a chance to prove himself at Anfield. Having been signed for £10.5 million you'd expect the player to be given a chance to prove his worth to the club.
In his first season he was blighted with injury worries, while he was loaned out as Sturridge and Suarez formed a prolific partnership.
Given Liverpool's high profile problems in front of goal last season you would have been forgiven for thinking Borini would be given a chance, but he only started three league games, scoring his only goal when he started in the 2-0 win at Aston Villa.
Borini was never going to bring you 20-30 goals in a season, however one thing he would have brought was the effort and commitment to give his all for the shirt, and he surely would have offered something different to Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli.
He may not be of the quality Liverpool fans expect of their players, and he certainly would not get a look in with the new signings this season, but he definitely deserved more game time then he was given by Rodgers last season.
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