Last season, Fabio Borini was largely deployed on the left-wing and he managed to score three goals and registered one assist in all competitions for AC Milan.

According to Calciomercato, the Italian’s future at AC Milan was uncertain and was destined to leave earlier in the window.

He was not short of suitors, however, as Aston Villa and Crystal Palace were interested in the former Liverpool man.

Dean Smith’s side and the Eagles ‘tried to bring’ the Italian back to the Premier League before the window there closed on August 8th.

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The two English sides also listened to the Serie A side’s demands for Borini, which were around €15m. However, the player said ‘no’ to them.

Milan appointed Marco Giampaolo as their new manager in the summer and he has deployed a 4-3-1-2 formation. Borini, who was previously deployed in an attacking role, is now being converted into a midfielder.

After having adopted to a new role, Borini has already convinced Giampaolo in the preseason friendlies and this is could be what led him to reject an opportunity to return to England.