As the summer transfer window nears its end, Liverpool strike duo Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini are yet to find new homes.
The much-maligned duo are clearly seen as no part of Brendan Rodgers’ future plans at Anfield, and Liverpool are desperate to offload them, plus left-back Jose Enrique.
The newly-promoted side are ambitious, and for all Balotelli’s faults, he would certainly give them a different edge..
Four goals in 28 appearances is a dreadful return for the Reds, however, and his antics off the pitch have done little to suggest he is maturing with age.
Christian Benteke has already equalled Balotelli’s Premier League goal record with Liverpool.
Borini, meanwhile, continues to be something of a pest. Rodgers has deemed him surplus to requirements, making him train away from the first-team squad along with Balotelli and Enrique, but he doesn’t seem to want to leave.
The Sunderland Echo are now reporting that Inter Milan have joined the race to sign the 24-year-old striker.
Sunderland themselves have been lining up a loan move for the Italian- he chose not to join the Black Cats last summer- but Liverpool want to sell him on a permanent basis.
Fiorentina and Lazio are two other clubs who have been linked with Borini in recent weeks, but no concrete offer has been made yet.
The former Chelsea youngster has never really cut the mustard on Merseyside, scoring just three times in 38 appearances.