Alberto Aquilani set for Liverpool return as Juventus not expected to make move permanent - report

Italian media suggest the Turin side have decided not to keep the international midfielder despite reaching a compromise over a transfer fee, with the player heading to Anfield
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Juventus appear increasingly likely not to use their option to buy Alberto Aquilani on a permanent basis from Liverpool despite negotiating a reduced fee for the midfielder, report.

The Turin outfit signed Fabio Quagliarella, Alessandro Matri, Marco Motta and Simone Pepe to permanent deals this week, but never moved for the 26-year-old.

He joined on a season-long loan with an option to join from Liverpool if Juve offered an agreed fee in the region of £14 million.

Problems emerged after the Italians asked for a discount. report the Premier League side settled for £8.9m, but Juventus refused to accept the compromise fee.

New boss Antonio Conte reportedly sees him as surplus to requirements in Turin, with his 4-2-4 system and the recent arrival of Andrea Pirlo rendering Aquilani's purchase unnecessary.

The Italian international has always hoped to stay so he could enjoy regular action, and fight for a place in the national set-up ahead of Euro 2012, but now appears set to return to England.

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