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Liverpool Brace Themselves For Bid For Striker – But Not Suarez

Reds willing to sell Italian striker for around £12.5 million…

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has a decision to make on his 23-year old striker Fabio Borini this summer with Sunderland making a substantial £10 million offer for the Italian, reports the Daily Mail. 

Borini impressed on loan with the Black Cats last season, netting 10 times in 40 appearances for them and also making several other valuable contributions to the team’s cause. His endeavours with the Wearside club also earned him the award as the best young player at the club last season.

It was understood that Rodgers would evaluate Borini’s position at the end of last season, and although he might want to keep the progressing striker at the club, the intense competition for places up front at Anfield is making it hard for the Northern Irishman to accommodate his 2012 signing from Parma.

With Luis Suarez set to miss the start of the season with a lengthy ban, Borini could be invaluable to Rodgers before the enigmatic Uruguayan returns.

The Reds though have set a £12.5 million price tag on the youngster with a possible switch to Southampton as a makeweight in Liverpool’s pursuit of prime target Adam Lallana also being mooted.

 

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