Anfield boss linked with move for Italian international.
AS Roma have offered striker Marco Borriello to Liverpool.
Il Tempo says Borriello, who has been put up for sale by Roma this week, has rejected an offer from Fulham.
Determined to clear him off the books, Roma made contact with Liverpool about the striker’s availability.
Liverpool did not shut the door, but told Roma to wait while the Reds pursue Manchester City attacker Craig Bellamy.
By all accounts Marco Borriello is fairly confused as to why he is being made available by Roma, especially given that fellow Stadio Olimpico striker Mirko Vucinic has been sold to Juventus. Clearly the arrival from Barcelona of Bojan may though have an impact on how often the 29 year old former AC Milan gets a spot in Luis Enrique’s starting eleven.
Marco Borriello has been in fine form in recent seasons, notching 19 goals with Genoa in 2007/08 which earned the Naples born striker a move to the San Siro where in 2009/10 he managed 15 goals with the Rossoneri but led to a surprise loan spell away from the club when Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived at AC Milan.
Last term at Roma the talented frontman netted 15 goals in all competitions and it is therefore a little odd that he is being offered to all and sundry. Perhaps Kenny Dalglish feels that Borriello would be a useful back up for first choice pair Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll. David N’Gog doesn’t appear good enough to play for Liverpool and Dirk Kuyt is not a fully converted right winger.
Roma are thought to want a fee in the region of £10m for the experienced Serie A man and that fee may be a fair one given his recent good form.