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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Inter Offer £6 Million for Fabio Borini

The unwanted Italian striker may be headed to Serie A.

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Brendan Rodgers may need to find a solution for his side in attack, but Fabio Borini is extremely unlikely to be part of that. The former Chelsea and AS Roma striker is unwanted at Anfield without any involvement in pre-season preparations or competitive matches this season. This alienation has made it plain to the 24-year-old and his camp that a solution elsewhere must be found, and with the transfer deadline rapidly approaching, it will be a case of move or be frozen out.

Unlike José Enrique, Fabio Borini has a lot of players ahead of him in his preferred position on the field. Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, and Divock Origi make it difficult to justify sticking around in the event of injuries or suspensions that offer a chance to play. Brendan Rodgers may even prefer Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino as a different option rather than turning to his first signing as Liverpool manager. Enter Internazionale. The club has been busy this summer in order to provide Roberto Mancini with the tools he needs to restore a great club to dine at the Champions League table and win trophies.

Sky Sports report that certain shadowy sources have indicated that Inter have bid for Borini's services to the tune of £6 million. Also, a four-year contract is on offer should the player choose to accept it. Stranger things have happened, of course, but it's not clear why Inter would actually want a player that has proven to be inferior to Rodrigo Palacio, Stevan Jovetić, and the deadly Mauro Icardi. Perhaps operating as Icardi's understudy would be the rationale behind the move. Inter have money to spend after making a profit this summer of nearly £20 million so agreeing a deal for this amount shouldn't be a problem.

Inter could add another body to the attack, but the main target was widely understood to be Wolfsburg's Ivan Perišić--a player who has virtually signed for the club. The departure of Xherdan Shaqiri created an attacking vacancy in the squad, which Perišić will fill. That may complete restructuring an attack that won't be stretched by Europa League commitments over the coming months. Would Borini move to be a squad player? Maybe his wage demands will lead him to move to bigger clubs that are unlikely to play him as much as he'd desire at a crucial stage of his career.

If recently linked clubs such as Sunderland or Watford make a late offer, Fabio Borini would be better off taking up one of those options where he'll be able to enjoy regular football once again.

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