Report: Torino eye Liverpool’s Borini if move for Hull forward fails

The Italian side are reportedly looking at alternatives to Abel Hernandez but there are several obstacles in a move for Borini.

Serie A side Torino are eyeing a move for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini if a bid to sign Hull forward Abel Hernandez falls through, reports Tuttosport.

Hernandez is highly sought after in Italy, with a number of clubs seeking to secure the Uruguayan ahead of the new season. The player’s agent, Pablo Betancourt, is reportedly in Italy and negotiating with several sides already.

Torino are one of those clubs, but because of the increased competition have began to identify potential alternatives should a move for Hernandez not be a successful one.

That has led them to identifying Borini as a target with the Italian almost certain to leave Anfield this summer after failing to prove himself since arriving with manager Brendan Rodgers.

A loan move more preferable

As far as the report is concerned, the Reds want as much as £5.6million for their man although Torino would be unlikely to be able to pay that. Indeed, it is thought they may seek a loan move with an option to buy for £5 million instead, according to Tuttosport

The one stumbling block in that however is his wages, with him currently earning well beyond the Italian sides' salary cap. They would be hopeful Liverpool would agree to part fund a move, although it would a difficult task to convince them to contribute.

Should a move to Torino not come off, the report also claims that both Carpi and Fiorentina are both interested in him as well.

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