Anfield boss to snap up Parma forward.
LIVERPOOL are lining up a £9.5million bid for former Chelsea striker Fabio Borini, according to reports.
And Italian newspaper La Gazetta Dello Sport have suggested Rodgers is ready to make Borini his first signing at Liverpool.
SOURCE: Daily Star
This would be a very wise signing for new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to pursue. Clearly the former Chelsea youth team boss knows Fabio Borini very well and the young Italian could be just the right player to bring in to beef up the club’s threadbare attacking options.
The Anfield side managed just 47 Premier League goals last term and had to depend a great deal on Uruguayan international Luis Suarez, especially as £35m man Andy Carroll failed to make a real impact until the final weeks of the campaign. Aside from these two options Rodgers only really has veteran Craig Bellamy to call upon, and he has been more effective from a wide role since his move back to the Merseyside club.
Borini is currently with the Italian national team at the Euro 2012 finals and had a fairly solid season out on loan at Roma, netting nine goals in 24 Serie A fixtures and a move back to Parma doesn’t appear likely and Italian source Gazetta dello Sport appears to believe that the former Blues man will be Rodgers’ first signing as Liverpool boss.
Borini netted six goals in 12 Championship appearances when sent out on loan to Swansea City two seasons ago and has steadily progressed into a top notch finisher and his presence in Cesare Prandelli’s Italian squad is evidence enough of his quality.