Rodgers' revolution begins as 10m Borini deal casts doubt over Carroll's Liverpool future
07:36 GMT, 13 July 2012
On his way: Borini
Fabio Borini will become Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager after the club agreed a 10million fee for the striker with his club Roma.
The deal is expected to go through within the next 48 hours with just personal terms and a medical to be agreed and completed.
The move for the Italian international plunges Andy Carroll's future into further doubt, with Luis Suarez already ahead of the England man in the Anfield pecking order.
The deal for Borini gathered pace after the 21-year-old revealed his wish to be reunited with Rodgers, who he worked with at Chelsea and Swansea.
Borini helped Rodgers' Swans to promotion to the Premier League in May 2011 but joined Parma on a free transfer from Chelsea last summer.
He was then swiftly loaned out to Roma, for whom he impressed, netting 10 goals in 26 games to earn a place in Italy's Euro 2012 squad.
Having bought half of the player's rights from Parma in January, Roma only purchased the other 50 per cent just two weeks ago, taking their total spending on the player to just 7m – meaning they are happy to make a quick profit.
Out of favour: Carroll is already behind Suarez in the pecking order
With Rodgers preferring to play just one striker, it is hard to see how 35m-man Carroll will fit into Liverpool's plans for the coming season.
Former club Newcastle, West Ham, AC Milan and Fulham have been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old.