Serie A side Fiorentina have told Fabio Borini that he has 48-hours to make up his mind about his future otherwise the potential transfer taking him to Serie A is off.
The Italian outfit have been in talks with Liverpool over the past few days regarding a deal for the striker, but with Borini stalling on a decision, Fiorentina have tried to speed up the process by issuing a deadline threat.
According to reports in Italy, relayed by The Express, officials at the club have told Borini that he has two days to make a decision otherwise they will withdraw their interest and pull the plug on the proposed deal.
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Negotiations between the two clubs were positive and it looked like a deal would go through smoothly, however, once again the striker himself has stalled on the deal.
The situation echoes that of 12 months ago when Borini was expected to leave Liverpool last season, with Queens Park Rangers set to sign him, but he snubbed the move as he wanted to fight for his place at Anfield.
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However, after failing to break into the first-team last year, his time at the club is now up after Brendan Rodgers forced him to train alone and away from the first-team.
Competition For Places
Borini was third-choice last season behind Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli, but this season he is now likely to be sixth choice due to recent arrivals.
The duo from last year stay above him in the pecking order, whilst Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Divock Origi have all entered the frame as well, pushing Borini further down the pecking order.
The 24-year-old has been at Liverpool for three years now, after they signed him in 2012 for £10.5million, but one of those years he was out on loan at Sunderland, and despite impressing at the Stadium of Light, he failed to impress in Merseyside.
Fiorentina Want Deal Done
With a transfer likely to happen, officials at Fiorentina want to speed up the process so have added a deadline to the day.
According to Tutto Mercato, Fiorentina have told Borini he has 48-hours to make up his mind before they turn their attentions elsewhere.
The Italian used to play in Serie A, having spells with Parma and AS Roma, scoring nine goals in 24 goals.
However, he left the country in 2013 to join up with Rodgers at Liverpool after working together at Swansea City during a loan spell.