Back to Anfield for Italy international Alberto Aquilani?
AC Milan are having second thoughts about signing Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport (as reported by Football Italia).
The Italy international has spent the entire campaign on loan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, with the Rossoneri agreeing a mandatory purchase of €6m with Liverpool should they field him 25 times in Serie A this season.
Aquilani has made 21 league appearances thus far, and with only five matches remaining, he must now play a part in at least all but one.
AC Milan are in a tough position.
Three points behind unbeaten Juventus at the top of Serie A, they may well need Aquilani before the end of the season.
His six assists in Serie A are the joint third highest in the Rossoneri squad, and whilst not perhaps selected as often as he would like, he has demonstrated he has the ability to make the difference at times.
Should AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri elect against selecting him on four occasions, it would be a risk – but an understandable one.
Like Juventus in the previous season, AC Milan have had a decent year’s service from Aquilani, and are under no obligation to buy him.
Liverpool should probably have learned their lesson from the Juventus loan, but it appears they did not do so.
With Kenny Dalglish showing no interest in selecting Aquilani before sending him back to Italy, it seems likely that the Merseyside club will again be saddled with a player they have no intention of fielding.
Poor Aquilani meanwhile, is again left in limbo – seemingly unwanted by either club.
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