Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Fabio Borini this summer in one of the more bizarre transfer rumours of the summer so far.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Villans are alongside Watford and West Ham in the race to secure his services.
Boss Dean Smith will go in search of firepower this summer, with Wesley fighting back to fitness and Mbwana Samatta struggling to make an impact in the Premier League.
Borini is a player who would come as no stranger to fans of English football having spent time as a youngster at Chelsea and moving onto Swansea, Liverpool and Sunderland.
The 29-year-old will soon become a free agent when his contract expires with Verona at the end of the month.
Having scored just three times for his latest club, a move to the Premier League might seem somewhat strange.
Villa could sign him as competition to the squad but after avoiding relegation on the final day last season, they will hope to sign quality over quantity this time around.
Following the links to Borini, we looked at what Villa fans were saying and here is a selection of their Tweets.
He will not be the answer to our striker problems…
— Justin Davies (@justdavies44) August 12, 2020
We are always linked with him, we won’t sign him, it’s boring, just waiting for us to be linked with Defoe for Villa shit predictable links bingo
— AVFC Richard (@AVFCRichard) August 11, 2020
Sounds dodgy !
— Misslaura Parkes (@lparksey37) August 11, 2020
Too old and a real gamble.
— Dave Porter (@DJPVilla) August 11, 2020
— Stumpy71 (@ajsfounded71) August 11, 2020
Another pointless transfer hes no better than what we have
— Jamie Clarke (@JamieCl54193410) August 11, 2020