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Liverpool flop interesting five clubs as Serie A minnows attempt to beat Premier League duo to signing

Liverpool flop Fabio Borini has attracted the interest of five different clubs after being deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield, reports the Daily Express.

From the Premier League, both Aston Villa and Leicester City are attempting to sign the 24-year-old, who is yet to really show he can cut it in English football. In 61 Premier League games the Italian has scored just nine goals and except from a brief run of form while on loan at Sunderland, has generally looked off the pace in the division.

Meanwhile, both Fiorentina and Lazio are interested in the forward, perhaps encouraged by the relatively successful loan spell he enjoyed with AS Roma in the 2011-12 campaign. The former Swansea City man hit the back of the net ten times in 26 games for the Giallorossi, which originally earned him the transfer to Merseyside.

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However, maybe most surprisingly, Serie A minnows Carpi are also keen to sign the player.

The provincial side are preparing for their first season in the top flight, and have a stadium which only holds 4,144 people. Their entire budget is thought to only total €3 million [Daily Mirror], so it is unknown how they would afford to pay Borini’s Premier League level wages.

Borini’s failings at Liverpool were put in to harsh focus last season after the departure of Luis Suarez.

Injuries to Daniel Sturridge, also did not help, meaning the striker had to play more than manager Brendan Rodgers likely wanted. He scored once in 18 appearances, as the Reds laboured to a sixth-place finish in the top flight.

With Christian Benteke and Danny Ings both signing for the Merseyside club this summer, it would appear as though the club are content to see their unwanted forwards leave. Fellow flop Mario Balotelli has also been linked with a move away from Anfield, but doesn’t seem to have garnered as much interest as his compatriot [Daily Mail].

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