Lazio put Fabio Borini interest on hold

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Serie A side Lazio have put their interest in Fabio Borini on hold after refusing to match Liverpool's asking price of £8million.

The Italian striker is desperate to leave Anfield after spending most of last season on the bench or not even in the match-day squad, but Liverpool's asking-price is preventing any chance of a move away.

Borini's Flop at Liverpool

Borini, who cost The Reds £10.5m when they signed him back in 2012, has only played 25 Premier League matches, scoring just two goals.


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Brendan Rodgers made Borini one of his first signings at Anfield, after working with him at Swansea City during a loan-spell, but he has failed to impress on Merseyside and has now been excluded from the first-team.

Rodgers has forced the striker to train away from the first-team with the reserves, along with Mario Balotelli and Jose Enrique.

The 24-year-old had enjoyed a loan spell away from Liverpool in the 2013 season when he went to Sunderland. Making 32 league appearances and scoring seven goals for the Black Cats, but nothing permanent came of the temporary deal.

Borini was set to join in a permanent deal last summer, but he rejected the move after telling his agent he wanted to fight for his place at Anfield. However, he failed to break into the first-team and is now ready to quit the club.

Italian Interest

Lazio and Fiorentina have both been linked with the Italian, but as of yet, both of them have been put off by Liverpool's price-tag.

The Premier League outfit want around £8m for the striker, meaning they'd make a loss of just £2.5m.

According to the Corriere dello Sport however, Lazio are only prepared to pay £4m for Borini, meaning Liverpool would then make a loss of £6.5m.

Borini is under contract at Liverpool for another two years, and that could be why Liverpool want around £8m, but if they don't budge on their asking price, they won't be able to sell the unwanted striker.

Sunderland Loan

Sunderland have once again been linked with a season-long loan deal, but the two English clubs can't agree on who should pay the striker's £55k-a-week wages.

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