Fabio Borini
Borini could have an offer from Bologna coming in the summer. Getty

Bologna are likely to revive their attempts to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini after failing to strike a deal for the player in January.

Borini became Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool boss in 2012 but has struggled to break into the first team on Merseyside.

After rejecting the chance to join Sunderland last summer – the club where he enjoyed an impressive loan spell last season – the Italian was linked with a return to his homeland in January.

Inter Milan were also among the teams to make their interest known but Bologna technical director Pantaleo Corvino has also revealed his side remain very interested in striking a deal after failing at the first attempt.

"Borini was the first player I called," Corvino was quoted as saying by Tutto Mercato Web when asked of his side's January business. "But we decided to talk about it again in the future."

Borini has started just three Premier League games this season, waiting until January to score his first goal of the season in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa despite Liverpool's shortcomings up front during the first half of the campaign.

And with Daniel Sturridge back amongst the goals after his injuries, the former Chelsea and Swansea City striker may find his opportunities limited to Europa League games.

Despite this, Borini had no desire to leave the club in last month's transfer window.

"I've never regretted staying here," Borini told the Liverpool Echo in January. "Yes, I could have left but I wanted to stay at Liverpool and I'm glad I did.

"To be honest, going back to last summer, I didn't expect to play as much as I have done so far. With Daniel Sturridge's injuries, I've played more than I expected. I think I've done okay.

"I won't be leaving this month. I started the last game and I don't see any reason why I would need to change clubs. I see it as all positive for me."