Parma target Federico Macheda and Fabio Borini as Wigan and Newcastle eye Valeri Bojinov

30 December 2010 08:31
Parma are ready to revive their interest in Manchester United's Federico Macheda and Chelsea contract rebel Fabio Borini in the hunt for new strikers.[LNB]The Italians are ready to let former Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov leave in the January transfer window and reports in Italy claim Wigan, Newcastle and Bordeaux have shown interest.[LNB]However, Turkish side Besiktas are favourites to land the 24-year-old Bulgaria international, who only completed a permanent to move from Eastlands to Parma in the summer following a season-long loan in Serie A.[LNB] Heading home? Italian teenagers Federico Macheda (left) and Fabio Borini are wanted by Serie A Juventus[LNB]Sir Alex Ferguson closed the door on Macheda leaving on a January loan only last month but the situation could have changed since the Old Trafford boss also insisted Michael Owen was staying till at least the end of the season.[LNB]His agent Marcello Bonetto said: 'Federico could leave United, that is true, but only on loan. The club and Ferguson have absolute faith in Chicco. [LNB]'With the return of Michael Owen, confirmation of Wayne Rooney, plus fine form for Dimitar Berbatov and Hernandez, the space for him in Manchester has been reduced.[LNB]'We talked it over and were given the all-clear by Ferguson to go on loan for six months in January to gain experience.'[LNB] On the way out: Bojinov (left) has struggled at Parma this season[LNB]With Fiorentina also linked, Bonetto added: 'If we do decide to leaveManchester, then Italy represent the most likely destination.[LNB]'Up until now we have not been contacted by anybody, but will only choose a club that can guarantee Federico consistent playing time. That's the only reason for leaving Manchester.[LNB]'Fiorentina have not contacted us, but can do whenever they want.'[LNB]Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov are clearly the first choice strikers, with Macheda finding slim pickings as he rivals Owen, Javier Hernandez and other youngsters for a look-in.[LNB]The 19-year-old has failed to play a full 90 minutes in the Barclays Premier League this season, starting just twice. He has scored three times in 13 appearances in all competitions this term.[LNB]Borini's situation is even more dire at Stamford Bridge. The 19-year-old - who plays alongside Macheda in Italy's Under 21 side - was tipped as one for the future by Carlo Ancelotti last year but has not played a single minute of first-team football this season.[LNB]Borini rejected a contract extension in the summer, which is believed to have angered the Chelsea boss. The 5ft 11in striker would be available for a knockdown fee in January as his current deal expires at the end of the season.[LNB] Berbatov backed to bring Premier League glory to Manchester UnitedFuming Fergie rages over Bowyer leveller - claiming a foul AND handballManchester United watch £15m-rated Atletico Madrid goalkeeper De GeaLEO SPALL: Who was Arsenal's all-action hero against Chelsea? Theo Walcott, it's a no-brainerArsenal and Chelsea eye Hannover's 'new Dzeko' - 16-year-old Kasumovic CHELSEA FC

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