During the summer Celtic were strongly linked with a move for Fabio Borini as they prepared for a Champions League qualification campaign.
The Italian seemed to tick many of the boxes with his career showing many similarities to Scott Sinclair.
Like the former Aston Villa man Brendan Rodgers had worked with Borini at Chelsea and taken him on loan to Swansea. In charge of Liverpool the Irishman paid Roma Â£10m for the striker but his Anfield career barely got off the ground.
Liverpool did bring in Â£8m when he was sold to Sunderland after a season on loan in which he notched a career best 10 goals but with relegation it was time to move on from the Stadium of Light.
A loan deal was agreed with AC Milan but after 14 starts and two appearances as a sub he has still to score his first goal.
Despite investment in the summer it looks like being another season of frustration at the San Siro with Rino Gattuso replacing Vincenzo Montella last month.
Borini’s struggles to find the net seems typical of Milan’s season with little chance of his deal becoming permanent.
With a salary reportedly at Â£2.6m a season it’s unlikely that he’ll be heading to Celtic next season.