Liverpool could be on the verge of finally offloading misfit midfielder Alberto Aquilani with Fiorentina showing an interest in the player.
Aquilani has spent the summer in limbo, not knowing what the future held. With the Merseyside club investing heavily in their creative options by signing Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing, the chances of the Italian remaining at Anfield always looked slim despite some impressive performances on the club’s tour of Asia in pre-season.
Juventus had looked the most likeliest to take him on permanent basis after spendning last season on loan there but the Turin giants reneged on their agreement to pay £14m for his services.
AC Milan have been another club linked to the 27-year-old but now positive words from La Viola manager Sinisa Mihajlovic have seen hopes of a return to Serie A re-emerge with the player’s agent, Franco Zavaglia, quoted in the Liverpool Echo as saying: “We are waiting to see if there is anything concrete. Alberto has an important contract and Fiorentina are moving within certain parameters”.
With Liverpool having spent over £100m on transfers in 2011 – albeit having received £50m from the sale of Fernando Torres to Chelsea – any income would be well-received especially with manger Kenny Dalglish still hoping to add a central defender and a left back to his squad.