No Roma return for Aquilani

Image: Aquilani: Staying put

Albero Aquilani's agent has quashed rumours suggesting his client could be on his way back to Roma.

But Pacheco could be on his way out of Anfield

Albero Aquilani's agent has quashed rumours suggesting his client could be on his way back to Roma. The midfielder only left the Serie A club for Liverpool last summer, completing a big-money move to England. His debut season at Anfield did not go entirely to plan, with niggling injuries hindering his progress. However, Aquilani remains determined to make his mark in the Premier League and hopes a fresh start under new Reds boss Roy Hodgson will allow him to flourish. As a result, he has no intention of moving on and his representative has been quick to play down reports of an imminent return to Italy. Franco Zavaglia told calcionews24.com: "Is Aquilani going to be returning to Roma? I completely rule that out. That is not true at all, this is just paper talk."

Discussions

Meanwhile, one player who could soon be leaving Liverpool is young Spanish forward Dani Pacheco. He is interesting Malaga and the Primera Liga outfit have revealed that initial contact has already been made regarding a deal. "We have spoken with Liverpool, but we know that a lot of clubs are interested in this player," said the club's vice-president Abdullah Ghunbn. "We have put a proposition to Liverpool, which is all we can afford, but we have not yet reached an agreement." Liverpool have hinted that they could be ready to do business, with Hodgson looking to raise funds. Real Sociedad are also believed to have expressed a desire to take Pacheco home, while clubs from Portugal and Italy are still in the running.

Around Sky