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Is Marco Borriello Heading Back to A.C. Milan?

Forward Marco Borriello joined Genoa C.F.C in June of 2007. He is currently tied for the league lead in Serie A with 19 goals.  Also with 19 goals are Juventus superstars Alessandro Del Piero and David Trezeguet.

Since departing Milan’s youth ranks, Marco has played exclusively in Italy in both the Serie A and the lower leagues.  This past summer, A.C. Milan sold Borriello to newly promoted Genoa C.F.C., but Milan maintains some rights as it was a co-ownership transaction.

This co-ownership fact has lead several media outlets to speculate that the Rossoneri will look to return Borriello to the San Siro should the club qualify for the 2008-2009 UEFA Champions League this weekend against Udinese Calcio.  Milan currently sits in 5th place in the Serie A standings. A.C. Fiorentina occupy the 4th and final Champions League spot.  Fiorentina are two ahead of Milan with 63 points.  If Fiorentina wins against Torino, A.C. Milan can do no better than to earn an UEFA Cup spot in Europe for next season.  A Fiorentina loss opens the door for Milan to remain a Champions League participant.

Will Marco Borriello return to Milan to bolster the attack or will the forward stay with Genoa C.F.C. as they continue to push for European play?  The results from this weekend will lead to the answer.