Bologna director confirms approach for Liverpool’s Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini

The Serie A side’s sporting director Pantaleo Corvino admitted that he wanted to bring the Italian forward back to his homeland last month.

Despite the issues Liverpool have had in attack this season following the summer departure of Luis Suarez, playing time for Fabio Borini has been few and far between.

The versatile Italian attacker has only started three Premier League games this season so far, with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge the main men at Anfield.

Talk of Borini potentially leaving the Merseyside club in January was rife in the newspapers, but the attacker opted to stay at Liverpool and fight for a place in the starting XI.

One option available to the 23-year-old was to return to former club Bologna, with the club’s sporting director Pantaleo Corvino confirming that the Serie A side made an approach for Borini in January.

“Borini was the first player I called in January,” Corvino told Tutto Bologna.

“But we decided to talk about it again in the future.”

Borini started his career at Bologna, spending six years in the side’s youth ranks before being snapped up by Chelsea.

The once-capped Italy international has not been given a consistent string of games in the first team by Brendan Rodgers since he returned to England in 2012.

Borini has only registered two Premier League goals for the Reds in that time and it appears that he has a real fight on his hands to prove that he can be anything other than a fringe player at Anfield.

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