Fabio Borini doesn’t want to leave permanently.
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Liverpool forward Fabio Borini is keen on another loan move to Sunderland, report the Mirror, but the Italian does not want to leave permanently despite the two clubs having agreed a fee for the former AS Roma man.
Borini enjoyed a successful season on loan with Gus Poyet’s men last season, despite not being prolific in front of goal, and has been a key transfer target for the Wearside club this summer before the move hit the buffers due to Borini’s reluctance to leave the Reds.
Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool must now consider their options, having banked on a significant fee for Borini but now possibly having to accept a much smaller loan fee – unless mooted interest from Serie A for the former Chelsea trainee should arise.
The Italian is a long way from the first team picture at Anfield, having not been involved in their opening match of the season against Southampton, and the Reds would be likely to see the £14 million fee that had been agreed as a fantastic fee for a player who finds himself out of the picture.
Sunderland picked up a useful 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season, but are likely to be keen to know the fate of their Borini move as soon as possible.
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