The last time Fabio Borini kicked a football for Milan, the transfer window was still open in Italy, as he came off the bench in the 80th minute on August 31st against Brescia in a 1-0 win.

Since then, the forward has either been on the bench, injured, or out of the squad altogether, and yet, for some reason, Crystal Palace are interested in his services.

Maybe Roy Hodgson remembers the good old days, back when Borini was playing for Sunderland or Liverpool and scoring a grand total of 20 goals in 131 games, but the fact of the matter is, Corriere dello Sport are adamant he’s keen on the Italian.

They say Crystal Palace are ‘continuing the courting’ of the player, and it’s expected for him to be one of the players sold by Milan during the January transfer window.

How much the Premier League club would have to pay for Borini isn’t said, but with a contract running out in June and him not playing under Stefano Pioli, he won’t exactly be expensive.

At this rate, it wouldn’t even be surprising if Milan just let him go on a free six months early.