Roma striker Fabio Borini is interested in a move to Liverpool this summer, claims the player's agent.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at the Italian capital, netting 10 times in 26 appearances to earn himself a call-up to Italy's Euro 2012. And the former Chelsea star joined the Giallorossi on a permanent deal last month after Roma bought the remaining 50 per cent of the player's rights from Serie A rivals Parma.
However, the Italians are now willing to sell Borini and agent Marco De Marchi admitted that his client is seriously considering a potential move to Anfield, after Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini recently revealed that a transfer is being discussed for the hitman.
"Roma has informed us of Liverpool's interest in the boy. Now it's up to Fabio to have his say. We were alerted by Roma of the existence of this deal. I cannot honestly tell you the details but, as Sabatini has already said, we're now seriously considering it. Would the player want to go to Liverpool? Honestly, I don't want to commit myself as there will be more news in the coming days. Wait for that," ESPN quoted De Marchi as saying.
The Merseyside club have been strongly linked to the forward over the past few weeks and an approach was widely expected. Borini had worked with new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers during a loan spell at Swansea City in early 2011 and impressed the Northern Irishman, scoring six goals in nine games.
Liverpool consider Dempsey move
Meanwhile, Liverpool have moved closer to signing Fulham forward Clint Dempsey, reports the Daily Mirror.
The American scored 23 goals for the Cottagers last season and is yet to sign an extension to his current contract, which runs out next summer, after stating that he is interested in a move away from west London this summer.
The report says that that the Reds will meet Fulham's asking price of £7.5mn for the 29-year-old. The deal could be tied up as soon so that the player can join rest of the squad on Liverpool's pre-season tour to the United States.