Reds complete Borini signing
Roma striker Fabio Borini has become Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' first signing after finalising a long-term deal at Anfield.
The 21-year-old Italy international passed a medical and agreed personal terms at the club's Melwood training ground earlier today. Borini moves to Anfield for a fee Press Association Sport understands is in the region of £7.9million.
Rodgers worked with Borini when he was manager of Swansea and took the player on loan in 2011. He scored six goals in nine matches as the team won promotion to the Premier League.
Last season he scored ten goals in 26 appearances for Roma and earned his international debut in a friendly against USA. Borini was also part of Italy's UEFA EURO 2012 squad.
Earlier Friday, Liverpool midfielder Maxi Rodriguez agreed to join Newell's Old Boys in Argentina for an undisclosed fee.
Maxi, 31, arrived at Anfield from Atletico Madrid in Spain in January, 2010, and went on to to score 17 goals in 73 appearances for the Reds.
"Everyone at Liverpool FC would like to thank Maxi for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for the future," said a club statement.