Anfield boss to snap up Italian international.
Roma forward Fabio Borini is expected to become Brendan Rodgers’ first signing as Liverpool manager.
The 21-year-old Italy international worked with Rodgers at the Chelsea academy and on loan at Swansea.
Talks between the parties are ongoing and although the deal has yet to be agreed, the potential fee is likely to be in the region of £8m.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Rodgers knows Borini very well, he took charge of the Italian during his stint as Chelsea’s youth team coach and again when he brought the striker in on loan during his successful campaign to take Swansea City into the Premier League. Now the Northern Irishman wants to make the 21 yaer old his first signing as Liverpool manager.
Borini was part of Cesare Prandelli’s Euro 2012 squad and is considered a player with great potential but seemingly a player that Roma and Parma are willing to sell this summer.
The former Bologna youth team player moved to Stamford Bridge as a 16 year old and spent four years at the West London club but failed to break into the first team. A loan spell at the Liberty Stadium saw the Italian net six goals in nine matches before he was sold to Parma and then immediately loaned out to co-owners Roma.
Last term the speedy forward netted 11 goals in Serie A and earned his spot in the senior Italian national team set-up.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be all to aware of his side’s threadbare attack. The Merseyside club depends a great deal on Uruguayan Luis Suarez for both creativity and end product. Andy Carroll improved as last term worn on but is still some way from the finished article. The only other recognised forward the club possesses is veteran Craig Bellamy so there is a very real need to beef up on firepower this summer.
A deal has apparently been agreed by both sides and only a medical and personal terms are left to complete the deal.
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