AC Milan chasing Liverpool and Chelsea stars

AC Milan and Liverpool could be about to do a deal for another striker.

Just days after the clubs reached an agreement on the transfer of Mario Balotelli, looking are looking to Anfield for his replacement with Fabio Borini on his radar.

Borini has dropped down the pecking order at Liverpool following the arrival of his fellow countryman and is fourth choice with Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert both also ahead of him.

The former Roma star impressed on loan at Sunderland last season, so much so that Black Cats manager Gus Poyet has sanctioned a £14 million pound move to make the deal permanent.

Borini is reluctant to leave Anfield full time however and would prefer to either stay and fight for his spot or move on loan, a decision that would suit AC Milan.

The Serie A side are looking to add a striker to their ranks and identified Borini as an alternative to their top target Fernando Torres.

The former Liverpool striker is being heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea but the Blues are believed to be reluctant to let him go.

Another striker on their radar is Spurs forward Roberto Soldado however again a transfer is complicated with the Londoners keen on a permanent deal only and unwilling to entertain the prospect of a loan deal.

With loan deals a struggle, Milan could switch their attention to Borini and he could be joined at the San Siro by Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel.

The talented Dutch struggled with injury during his first season and could move away on loan to gain match experience, especially as Jose Mourinho has a plethora of midfield options.

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani all but confirmed that a move for Van Ginkel was near, telling the club official channel “We are confident, we made our proposal to Chelsea and are now waiting for an answer. We hope to be able to sign him.”

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.