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Alberto Aquilani Did Not Want To Return To Liverpool Says Agent

Anfield star wanted to stay in Italy.

Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani did not want to return to Liverpool this summer, according to his agent Franco Zavaglia.

The 26-year-old spent last season on-loan at Juventus making 33 appearances and preferred to stay in Italy but did not receive any suitable offers.

Liverpool signed Aquilani for a reported fee of £20million from Roma in 2009 and he is under contract with the Reds until June 2014.

The Italy international was linked with permanent move to the Old Lady, AC Milan and Napoli but he confirmed this month he will return to Merseyside.

“Alberto’s thoughts were to stay in Italy, but this was not possible,” Zavaglia told Radio Sportiva. “He had a positive season (at Juventus).

“I don’t know if in this market there will be the possibility for him to return to Italy and it’s a shame that our players are forced to go and play away from Italy.

“Liverpool are an important club and they have overcome the problems they had a year ago with the previous owners so they can win the Premier League.”

Liverpool will sign Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni in the next few days to act as cover for first choice Pepe Reina.

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