Liverpool are reportedly ready to make an offer for Fabio Borini once his co-ownership status between Roma and Parma is resolved.
The two Italian clubs have until 7pm local time this evening to take full ownership or they will be forced into a blind auction. Envelopes will be opened tomorrow morning.
Borini moved to Parma last summer on a free transfer after his contract at Chelsea was not renewed by the English club.
The 21-year-old then moved to Roma on loan and the Giallorossi bought a 50 per cent share in him during the January transfer window.
Reports in Italy are suggesting that both clubs are looking to 'keep' him, especially as the Premiership outfit may be ready to offer as much as €12m for his services.
Liverpool’s interest is as a result of the appointment of Brendan Rodgers at Anfield. Borini worked under Rodgers at Swansea during a brief loan spell where he scored six goals in 12 League games.
Borini is currently on international duty with Italy at Euro 2012, but he has yet to appear for the Azzurri in the tournament.
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