There have been a lot of names linked with Aston Villa since the summer transfer window opened, but one of the latest names coming down the conveyor belt will throw fans off their chair.
Italian outlet Calciomercato have claimed that Villa are interested in bringing Fabio Borini back to the Premier League, with the AC Milan forward also interested in a move to Crystal Palace.
During his time in the Premier League, simply put, Borini has flopped at near-on every English club he has been at from Chelsea to Liverpool.
Astonishingly enough, the 28-year-old does have a Premier League medal to his name with Chelsea in 2010, but his record in England's top-flight is one that Villa should stay well clear of.
Borini has played 111 matches, scoring 16 goals and supplying just a mere six assists for Chelsea, Liverpool, Sunderland and Swansea City [transfermarkt]
Since Villa's promotion to the Premier League, they have signed a number of highly-rated prospects.
Those players are either unknown highly-rated talents from another country, I..e Club Brugge striker Wesley or they are known to the Villa Park faithful in Tyrone Mings.
A player like Borini doesn't fit into the philosophy or platform Villa are trying to build as they prepare for a return to the big time. Staying away from the Italian's signature would be the best idea for the Midlands club.
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