Chelsea striker Borini eyeing playing return with Italy U21
The 19-year-old has been on the sidelines since the start of December after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Borini is completing his rehabilitation programme back in his homeland and has identified the clash against Stuart Pearce's men on February 8 in Empoli to make his comeback.
But whether Borini - who is out of contract at the end of the season - will be a Chelsea player by that stage remains unclear.
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