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The Ronaldinho transfer saga is finally over, but what does it mean for Marco Borriello? He will most probably slide further down the pecking order at San Siro and he could consider a move back to Genoa - but not for the club many would expect...

Marco Borriello had been hoping that last season's heroics with Genoa, in which he scored 19 goals, would hand him another chance to prove that he is cut out to make the grade at Milan.
 
However, despite the repeated assurances from Adriano Galliani that the Neapolitan hitman was going to be an important asset next season, Milan have been actively scouring the market to find a prolific striker to partner Kaka and Alexandre Pato.
 
In recent weeks the Rossoneri had been linked with a number of top names including Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Adebayor. Now they have splashed out on former FIFA Player of the Year Ronaldinho and reports from the Bel Paese hint that Silvio Berlusconi still intends to pursue Andriy Shevchenko.
 
Borriello has stressed several times that he wants to remain a Rossonero, but, if the competition for places increases, he might weigh up other options.
 
Sampdoria sporting director Beppe Marotta has shown an interest in the powerful marksman, ironically hoping to bolster their front line with the man who plied his trade at arch-enemies Genoa last term: "He had a wonderful season," he said, "Milan do not plan to let him go, but in football you never know what will happen tomorrow..."

Stefano Moretti

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