Liverpool have reportedly offered Fabio Borini to Lazio in exchange for Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi.
According to report in Italian and English media, Onazi is a January transfer target for the Anfield giants and they have made a bold step to get him with a swap deal plus £8 million.
According to Italian media, La Repubblica, the Biancocelesti have spotted Borini as the player they want in exchange for Onazi.
‘The Reds’ are desperate for more strength in the midfield and Brendan Rodgers has identified 22-year-old Onazi as the man to help the Reds do well in the Premier League.
The Nigeria international is a key man for the Serie A club, but Liverpool are looking to take advantage of Lazio’s long-term interest in Borini by offering the former Chelsea and Roma forward plus £8million for Onazi’s services.
Onazi, who has been linked to move to the EPL, recently extended his contract at Lazio. It would be a return to Rome for the striker, but on the other side, as he previously played for Lazio’s arch rivals Roma.
Ogenyi ‘Eddy’ Onazi is 22 years old and already a firm fixture in the Nigeria squad.
Borini is 23 and rejected numerous offers over the summer in order to fight for his place at Liverpool. However, after months on the bench, he too is considering a return to Italy.