Liverpool media round-up: Borini edges towards exit, Kaka on Coutinho

Fabio Borini

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Fabio Borini's days are now numbered at Liverpool according to both the Liverpool Echo and the Daily Mirror as the striker looks set for a return to Italy.

Borini signed for the Reds from Roma in 2012 for £10.5 million but has failed to make the desired impact at Anfield, only managing to score the three goals in all competitions.

It looks as though Fiorentina is the likely destination for the Italian for a fee of around £8 million. Last summer the Italian rejected moves to both Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers in order to fight for a place in the first team at Anfield.

The Echo reports that both Inter Milan and Lazio are also interested in the forward, while a bid from West Ham United has not been forthcoming despite the Reds being told to expect one by Borini's agent. 

Fiorentina's Sporting Director Daniele Prade is quoted, saying: "There are several negotiations in progress, all with the consultation of coach (Paulo) Sousa.

“Fabio Borini? He’s one of many possible solutions. The priority is to buy a striker.”

Away from transfers, and one of Brazil's most gifted footballers in recent years Kaka has urged the Reds to build their side around Philippe Coutinho, while also assessing how summer signing Roberto Firmino will get on on Merseyside.

The former Real Madrid and AC Milan star is quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “I have been a big admirer of Coutinho and he can be a very important player for Liverpool and Brazil.

“There will be a lot of expectation on him with Liverpool fighting to get back into the Champions League, but I know that he can handle it."

Kaka called for a degree of patience with Firmino, however, after he joined the Reds from Hoffenheim in a £29 million deal this summer.

He added: "He has come for a big transfer fee, but still you must remember he is adjusting to a new league and that always takes time.”

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