Offer Imminent: Liverpool striker nearing Serie A return

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Liverpool striker Fabio Borini looks to be close to a move to Serie A outfit Bologna, according to reports in Italy.

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Sky Sports [via Tutto Mercato Web] have indicated that the Rossoblu are closing in on a move for the forward.

According to the player’s agent, Marco De Marchi, he has met with representatives of Bologna to discuss the forward’s return to his homeland. However, Sky report that the club are yet to make a formal offer for the player, but are currently adding the finishing touches to an offer.

Borini has been one of the great transfer flops of the Brendan Rodgers era since moving to Anfield in 2012.

The 24-year-old arrived from Parma with great expectations, but has struggled to find a place for himself on Merseyside, and his minutes and impact have both been limited.

He now looks set to a return to the club where he began his youth career.

Borini left Bologna in 2007 to move to Chelsea. He ultimately failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge, but did impress on loan at Swansea City under current coach Rodgers.

He enjoyed a season at Roma on loan following a permanent switch to Parma, before joining the Northern Irish boss at Anfield in 2012.

A move to Sunderland under Gustavo Poyet allowed Borini to test his mettle in the Premier League, and he scored some crucial goals as the Black Cats retained their place in the EPL.

However, despite Liverpool’s offensive deficiencies last term, he was only given three starts in the top flight—scoring one goal and contributing one assist.

The striker has represented Italy at U17, U19 and U21 level, while he also made his senior debut in February 2012. He was called-up by Italy for the 2012 European Championships and claimed a silver medal without playing a match.