Southampton exile’s injury to force Inter’s Borini move

Inter have lost Southampton loanee Pablo Daniel Osvaldo for at least a month, which may increase their resolve to sign Liverpool's Fabio Borini.

It looks increasingly likely that Fabio Borini will be playing for Inter for the second half of the season after Pablo Daniel Osvaldo sustained an injury.

Inter have been short of attacking options, which was a huge problem last season, and now they have lost Osvaldo to a strained adductor muscle.

The injury has forced the Southampton exile out of Italy's squad for their games against Azerbaijan and Malta and will see him sidelined until mid-November.

In Osvaldo's absence the weight of the goal scoring burden will fall upon Mauro Icardi and Rodrigo Palacio - two talented but not always reliable marksmen.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the situation will reinforce to Inter the importance of signing Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.

Borini is playing back-up after turning down the chance to leave Anfield in the summer. Inter wanted to swoop but couldn't make a move on deadline day because their attempts to sell Fredy Guarin failed.

The most likely scenario is that Borini would join Inter on loan until the end of the season with the two clubs discussing his longer term future in June 2015.

The move could be win-win if Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers only plans on using Borini sporadically this term. 

Borini has been playing table tennis with teammate Jose Enrique while most of their Liverpool colleagues are away on international duty, Inter may give him a chance to avoid becoming a ping pong master.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch