Alberto Aquilani
Alberto Aquilani could join AC Milan before the end of the summer transfer window. REUTERS

Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani is close to returning to Italy, after AC Milan stepped up their interest in the Italian international.

Aquilani, 27, spent last season on loan at Juventus before returning to Anfield this summer but Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is prepared to bring the midfielder back to Serie A as the club look to bolster their midfield ahead of the new campaign.

"Aquilani is a great player," Berlusconi told Gazzetta dello Sport. "We are discussing the possibility with [Milan administrator Adriano] Galliani.

"I spoke to [Milan coach Massimiliano] Allegri and we will see what happens."

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has refused to rule out any further signings this summer and reports over the weekend suggest the Scot is weighing up an audacious £10m move for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.

The Scotsman sent a scout to watch the 27-year-old in action against Fulham on Sunday, with reports suggesting the Ireland international could move to Anfield before the transfer window shuts next week.

Dalglish is keen to bolster his attacking options and has also been linked with a move for Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, according to unconfirmed reports.

The club's American owners have already backed Dalglish with over £60m new signings this summer and the Scotsman believes the future of the club is in good hands following the 2-0 win at Arsenal on Saturday.

"If that's an indication of how quickly they have settled, we've a lot to look forward to," he is quoted in the Daily Mail.

"We're delighted, it is a very difficult place to come. We probably just bout deserved it. We never lost a goal which is good for a start.

"We know what the boys are capable of and it's just about getting them trained to play that way. I think you've seen the difference with an extra week and they were very impressive again."