Report: Tottenham Hotspur consider Liverpool striker Borini as shock Berahino alternative

Tottenham have been linked with a shock move for Liverpool's Fabio Borini.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a shock move for Liverpool outcast Fabio Borini.

The surprise reports come from Italian website Tuttomercatoweb who claim their contacts tell them that Spurs are considering the forward as an alternative to Saido Berahino.

The news comes amid reports from German magazine SportBILD that Spurs are targeting South Korean winger Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen.

Borini... really?

The reports are unlikely to excite Tottenham fans, but don't shoot the messenger on this one.

Borini is a former Italy under-21 international, who was part of Chelsea's academy, and starred for Swansea City in their promotion season.

Brendan Rodgers shelled out to bring him to Liverpool, but he has not progressed as hoped, and had a mixed loan spell at Sunderland in 2013/14.

Fiorentina, Lazio, Inter and Bologna are all claimed by Tuttomercatoweb to hold an interest in Borini.

The striker has a record of just three goals in 38 appearances for Liverpool, and scored 10 in 40 on loan for Sunderland.

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