It had been thought that the 24-year-old was going to Italy, with Lazio one of the interested parties [Metro]. However, he could now stay in the Premier League should one of the aforementioned clubs agree terms with the Reds and the player himself.
The Italian hasn’t enjoyed the best of times with the Merseyside giants, scoring just three goals in 38 appearances since joining in 2012. He did enjoy a successful loan period at Sunderland in 2013-14, but largely the forward has been a disappointment for manager Brendan Rodgers.
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This hasn’t put off the top flight pair though, with both in need of goals in order to avoid yet another relegation scrap next season. The Villans have lost star player Christian Benteke to Liverpool, meaning they are now in need of a replacement. Although Borini is a very different kind of player to the Belgium international, he could be part of a solution to deal with the loss of the powerful Belgian hitman.
Meanwhile, the Foxes only survived after a miraculous run of late-season form last time round, and suffered from not having a prolific goalscorer.
Leonardo Ulloa netted 13 times, but went through a large drought in the middle of the campaign, and more reliability is needed. New coach Claudio Ranieri may turn to Borini as he looks to solve a glaring deficiency in his squad.