Reports - Liverpool see Fabio Borini-Eddy Onazi swap rebuffed

Fabio Borini

Reports in Italy suggest that Liverpool have been knocked back by Lazio in their efforts to exchange Fabio Borini for Eddy Onazi, but a deal may be done.

Liverpool are expected to be among the busier clubs during the January transfer window.

They were forced to carry out plenty of business over the summer, with the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona leaving them with money to spend and holes to fill in their squad.

Brendan Rodgers invested over £100 million in fresh faces, but has seen many of them disappoint at Anfield.

It could be that he tries his luck again in the New Year, with comings and goings likely on Merseyside.

Among those the Reds boss is said to have his eye on is Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi.

The Nigeria international would add much-needed bite to the Liverpool engine room and has admitted to being keen on making such a move in the recent past.

The terms currently on offer have, however, been deemed unacceptable by Serie A side Lazio – according to Corriere dello Sport.

Rodgers was looking to use Italian forward Fabio Borini in a straight swap deal, offering him a return to his homeland, but he will need to bring a lot more than that to the table.

Reports in Italy suggest that there is an agreement to be reached if the Premier League chasers are prepared to put their hand in their pocket, but it is believed that it will cost Liverpool Borini and around £ 7.8 million to get a transfer over the line.

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