Italian forward Fabio Borini linked with LFC
Italian forward Fabio Borini is attracting interest from Liverpool, according to several media reports.
The 21 year old former Chelsea striker is well known by new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, having managed him during his time as Chelsea reserves manager and during a loan spell at Swansea in 2011.
That loan spell saw Borini score an impressive six goals in nine appearances and helped guide them into the Premier League. Immediately after that he joined Parma, having signed a pre-contract agreement with the Serie A side. Parma then loaned him to Roma with a view to a permanent deal, where he scored nine goals in 24 games last season.
During his time with Chelsea, he scored 10 goals in 11 games in the reserves 2008–09 campaign. In October 2010 he scored five goals in one game for the reserves.
Borini, who is part of Italy’s squad at the European Championships, is said to be attracting interest from several clubs, including Paris St. Germain – coached by Carlo Ancelotti, who gave him his Chelsea debut back in 2009.
Quotes attributed to Borini in The Express and TalkSport have him praising Rodgers;
“Brendan Rodgers is a good manager and a great person who knows me very well.
“He is like an uncle because he helped me a lot when I was at Chelsea.”
Liverpool are keen to add to their attacking options following the departure of Dirk Kuyt.
International debut: February, 2012
Current Club: Roma (on loan from Parma)
Height: 5ft 11in