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Fabio Borini attracting Premier League interest

Fabio Borini

Former Liverpool striker Fabio Borini could be set for a move back to the Premier League following suggestions that he’s not wanted by new AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo.

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have both made enquiries about the 28-year-old’s availability who is rumoured to be available for around £13.5million.

Signed by Brendan Rodgers in July 2012, Borini flopped at Anfield and scored just 3 goals in 38 appearances before eventually joining Sunderland and then Milan.

When he signed Borini, his first bit of business as Liverpool manager, Rodgers said: “He’s one of the few young players in the full Italian squad.

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“I’d anticipate that over the next two or three years he’ll really progress and I’m sure do very well for Liverpool.

“Fabio fits the model of what we’re trying to do in building not only for now, but also for the future.

“He’s a big talent, 21 years of age, he scores goals, and his passion, focus and concentration is a very important part of his game – and a big part of what you want from a player.”

Borini scored 3 goals in 29 appearances for Milan last season. In the previous season he scored 5 in 44 and it’s that kind of return that is failing to inspire Giampaolo.

Palace are favourites to land Borini but as yet they have not tabled a formal offer.