Fabio Borini's reported availability should have Celtic on red alert

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers waves to the crowd at the final whistle as Celtic win 3-0 during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park on...

Brendan Rodgers has worked with Borini at three different clubs and reportedly tried to bring him to the Scottish Premiership in 2017.

Fabio Borini of AC Milan celebrates with team mate Franck Kessie after scoring the opening goal during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between AC Milan and Ludogorets Razgrad at the...

Just a year-and-a-half after his eye-catching switch from Sunderland to AC Milan, it seems that Fabio Borini’s time at the San Siro is coming to an end.

The versatile Italian might have been a key player initially under Vincenzo Montella but current Milan coach Genaro Gattuso is clearly not a big fan. Borini has started just three Serie A games all season and just three of the Rossoneri’s Europa League fixtures too.

 

As a result, Tuttomercatoweb reports that a January exit is on the cards with Newcastle United apparently interested in bringing the former Liverpool and Chelsea forward back to the North East.

But will Borini’s new-found availability be noticed north of the border too? Brendan Rodgers is clearly a big fan after all.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Manager Brendan Rodgers of Liverpool talks with Fabio Borini (R) during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on September 21, 2012 in...

He worked with Borini in Chelsea’s academy, signed him on loan for Swansea and paid £11 million to bring him to Liverpool seven years ago (BBC). Interestingly enough, Gianluca Di Marzio claimed at the end of Borini’s Sunderland spell that Rodgers would have paid £6 million to reunite with the forward once again at Celtic.

And with The Hoops targeting a new striker in January, as reported by The Mail, it would hardly be a surprise if Celtic entered the race.

Manager, Brendan Rodgers thanks Fabio Borini of Liverpool after replacing him during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at the Stadium of Light on January...

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