Italian won’t be heading home.
The agent of Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has played down the speculation linking his client with a move to Serie A giants Lazio this summer, talkSPORT reports.
The 22-year-old has been consistently linked with a return to his native country ever since he first arrived at Anfield last summer as a number of top flight Italian sides are reported to be interested in landing his signature.
A succession of injuries managed to hamper his first season in Merseyside, which was limited to just two goals in 20 appearances across all competitions – though many believe he may play a bigger role in the squad net term as uncertainty over the future of Luis Suarez continues to grow.
However, that doesn’t seem to have put of Lazio, with their sporting director Igli Tare believed to be considering a £10.3m move for the Italian international.
But Borini’s agent, Marco De Marchi, took to Italian radio to confirm the club’s interest, but deny that a deal is imminent between the two.
“I can confirm that Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has always been a fan of Fabio, but I have not had any contact with Lazio,” he told Radio See.
“What I can assure you is that Borini is concentrating on doing well for Liverpool to beat the competition for places in attack.
“At this moment in time he only has Liverpool in his mind. We are talking about one of the greatest clubs in the world.”
Borini cost Brendan Rodgers £10.5 million last summer when he arrived from Roma.