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Liverpool chasing Fabio Borini

Liverpool have reportedly made an approach for Parma striker Fabio Borini following his surprise inclusion in Italy’s Euro 2012 squad the Mirror reports.

The former Chelsea youngster has flourished since leaving West London for the Italian club who immediately loaned him out to Serie A rivals Roma in August 2011, who then purchased a joint stake in the striker, creating a joint-ownership situation.

A return of 10 goals in 26 games at the Stadio Olimpico won him a shock place in Cesare Prandelli’s Azzurri squad for the finals in Poland and Ukraine although he has yet to feature as they prepare to face England in the quarter finals.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is now interested in bringing Borini back to the Premier League as he looks to bolster his attacking options at Anfield just three weeks after taking over from Kenny Dalglish.

Rodgers knows all about the 21-year-old having coached him at Chelsea before signing him on loan during his time as Swansea boss and it’s clear the frontman made a lasting impression on the Northern Irishman during that time.

He scored six goals in 12 games at the Liberty Stadium to help the South Wales club achieve promotion to the Premier League and refused to sign a new contract on his return to Stamford Bridge opting to join Parma instead.

It’s been rumoured that tentative enquiries about a potential price, thought to be around the £10million mark, have already been made with no formal bid submitted as of yet.

Rodgers is closing in on his first signing since succeeding Dalglish in the Anfield hotseat with a deal for Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson thought to be close to completion.

The 22-year-old worked with the Liverpool chief at Swansea last season during a six-month loan spell and is reportedly keen to link up with him again on Merseyside.

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