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According to Calciomercato, Crystal Palace are monitoring AC Milan striker Fabio Borini with a view to making a move for the former Liverpool and Sunderland man this summer.
Well, the Eagles have been linked with the once-capped Italy international along with newly-promoted Aston Villa, although the aforementioned report states that no offer has yet been made for Borini.
The 28-year-old struggled last term with only three goals in 29 appearances for the Italian giants – Milan are said to want at least €15m (£13.5m) for the former Roma forward, which is slightly ambitious given his awful goal record.
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Calciomercato believes that Borini likes the idea of moving to Palace, but talks need to continue as they are only at an early stage right now.
The south-London based side are no strangers to having a goal-shy forward in their ranks.
As previously mentioned, Borini hit just three goals last season and only managed to score 16 goals in 111 Premier League appearances for Liverpool and Sunderland.
They have persisted with Christian Benteke for years now, a man who netted just one goal last season and has just four goals over the course of the last two campaigns.
Additionally, the Eagles have Connor Wickham in their side, a man who hit just one goal last term, whilst Jordan Ayew only mustered up two goals – forgotten man Alexander Sorloth also only netted once before being loaned out in January.
Roy Hodgson absolutely cannot bring another forward scared of finding the net on a regular basis to Selhurst Park.
The Eagles need firepower. Someone who can take the attack by the scruff of the neck and find the back of the net a few more times than only once or twice a season, as that seems to be all their current options can muster up.
Goalscorers don’t grow on trees or else every club would have one, but Palace can’t afford to have more ineffective strikers on their books right now.