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Alberto Aquilani has been quite the traveler these past two years. After a loan spell at Juventus last season revitalized his career, Kenny Daglish didn't know how to fit him into his squad at Liverpool this year and sent him back to Italy on another loan this year, this time to A.C. Milan.
This loan spell was less successful due to injuries, but Aquilani is still a wanted man. Juve had wanted to make his loan spell permanent last year, but decided the fee to seal the deal was too high.
Considering the midfield combination they have built now, it's unlikely that they'll move for him now.
Several months ago, it was considered a lock that Milan would make this newest loan permanent, but the confidence in that has eroded lately. The acquisition of Montolivo doesn't rule him out for Milan—at least not tactically.
Montolivo is better as a deep-lying regista, and while Aquilani can play that role, he is better in a more advanced role as a trequartista—a role that Milan has tried vainly to fill with Dutchman Urby Emanuelson this season.
However, it may be in Liverpool's best interests to finally reincorporate Aquilani into their squad. Big-money midfield acquisitions Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson, and Stuart Downing have been complete flops this year. Their lack of form combined with the December injury of Lucas Levia rendered the Reds midfielder completely ineffective, the direct cause of their horrible finish.
In the absence of any other potential suitors, I'd guess that this year is the year he finally returns to Anfield—it's cheaper to take the quality player they already have than trying to outbid Arsenal, Chelsea, and the Manchester teams for help.