Reports emerging today claim that Liverpool are ready to offer up striker Fabio Borini to Aston Villa and Leicester following three years of little or no action.
The Sun on Sunday write today that Villa or the Foxes could keep the Italian in the Premier League.
Such a move would come after the 24-year-old struggled to make any impression at Anfield since joining in 2012 from Roma.
A year on-loan at Sunderland during the 2013/14 season has been his greatest year in English football thus far, but returning to Merseyside last season looks to have been a poor decision from the ex-Parma player.
He made 32 appearances and scored seven goals in the league while in the north east, but having returned to Liverpool he has just managed 12 league games and one solitary goal.
At 24, and having showed what he can do for a struggling team like Sunderland, he may yet be an attractive prospect for a Premier League club a little lower down the food chain.
Chances are, if he is to stay in the Premier League, Villa will be favourites to take him on following positive dealings between the clubs around the recent Christian Benteke deal.
This is a chance for Borini to prove he can cut it in the top flight. Although Villa and Leicester may not be sides competing for Europe year after year, he still will have the opportunity to impress and possibly manufacture another move to a so-called bigger club in the future.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
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