Liverpool are ready to sell fringe midfielder Alberto Aquilani to Fiorentina for £7 million, Mirror Football report.
The Italy international was signed as a replacement for Xabi Alonso, but has failed to make an impact at Anfield over the last number of seasons.
After struggling to fit into life in England Aquilani has spent the last two seasons on loan back in his homeland, as he played for AC Milan last season.
Despite Brendan Rodgers’ appointment and pledge to give the whole squad a chance to impress him, Aquilani is seen as surplus to requirements and will be allowed to leave the club.
Fiorentina are leading the chase for the midfielder, as the Viola are eager to replace Riccardo Montolivo, who left the Stadio Artemio Franchi this summer.
A fee of £7 million will help to fund a move for Swansea’s Joe Allen, who Rodgers feels will fit into the Reds’ style of play better.
By Gareth McKnight