Middlesbrough’s Maccarone keen on Italy return

The ex-Empoli forward told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I want to change and maybe come back to Italy.

“I’m not perfect and, for sure, I haven’t had my best performance – but I’ve never complained and I’ve always trained seriously.

“When I’ve played I gave my best always.”

He added: “There are negotiations but up until now, nothing concrete. ” don’t ask the guarantee to be a regular but I want to play for a place at the same level as the others.”

Maccarone has been linked with Torino, Siena and Napoli.