Borini relishing Wembley showpiece

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Swansea's on-loan Chelsea striker Fabio Borini believes Monday's Championship play-off final is their equivalent of the European showpiece taking place at Wembley just two days earlier.

Borini, who will have all his family and 12 friends present from Italy, talks of dreaming every 30 minutes about scoring at Wembley and is visibly excited about stepping out onto the hallowed turf of the famous stadium.

"I can't wait until Monday to play the game," he said. "It will be amazing to play at Wembley because every time I've watched a game there my eyes were nearly crying."


He added: "There's a great atmosphere and inside me it's a great feeling to play at Wembley. Two days earlier the Champions League final is there - the most important game in Europe. For us this is our Champions League. I've played in the Under-19s European Championship and a Champions League game with Chelsea, but it's nothing like a Wembley final."

There has been much speculation over what the 20-year-old's future holds after he admitted he will leave Chelsea this summer with his contract due to expire and extension negotiations having broken down. The Swans' interest is certain to be matched by a host of clubs, with Serie A side Parma currently heavily linked.

But Borini said: "My future now is all about Wembley and all the rest is coming afterwards. I won't think about anything else apart from the game."

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