£13m summer Crystal Palace target moves clubs a month after Eagles reportedly made contact

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park on January 13, 2018 in London, England.

Crystal Palace were linked with the player in each of the last two transfer windows.

Fabio Borini during the Italian Serie A football match between S.S. Lazio and A.C. Milan at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on november 25, 2018.

A striker for whom Crystal Palace reportedly made contact about signing last month has joined another club.

The Evening Standard claimed that Fabio Borini 'would likely be brought in on loan' should Palace reach an agreement with AC Milan.


Borini, whom Calciomercato linked with £13 million moves to the Eagles and Aston Villa last summer, played just twice for the Serie A giants in the first half of this season.

And he will spend the rest of it on loan to Hellas Verona, with his Milan contract due to expire thereafter.

It remains to be seen whether or not Crystal Palace had remained in pursuit of Borini, having already signed another centre-forward, Cenk Tosun, on loan from Everton this month.

But with speculation that Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham could each depart Selhurst Park ahead of the transfer deadline, it is plausible that another option will be sought to compete with Jordan Ayew and Tosun.

Cenk Tosun of Crystal Palace control ball during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Borini came through the ranks at Crystal Palace's London rivals, Chelsea, and would have counted towards the Eagles' home-grown quota.

The Italian also had spells at Liverpool and Sunderland before joining Milan in 2018.

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