Liverpool are still set on securing an exit for Fabio Borini this summer, and are confident about doing it before the September 1 deadline.
The Italian has been training away from the first-team whilst he awaits his fate, having failed to convince Brendan Rodgers that he belongs in his Anfield plans.
However, despite tentative interest from Italy there’s been nothing concrete lodged from any suitors, and with the deadline for transfers to be done looming large one wonders if Liverpool might be stuck with the misfiring striker until January.
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According to the Liverpool Echo though the club is confident that they can offload Borini before Tuesday - when the transfer window shuts - and believe that the 24-year-old will leave once he’s had time to weigh up all his options.
West Ham, Sunderland, Inter Milan and Fiorentina have all expressed at least some desire to do a deal for Borini, though none of them appear prepared to commit to a permanent deal.
Liverpool will alternatively accept a loan offer if that’s what it takes for Borini to leave, but the player himself has been dragging his heels.
No Liverpool future
It’s common knowledge that Rodgers told him last year to find a new club for first-team football, but Borini appears reluctant to move on unless he’s absolutely certain the switch wouldn’t be bad for his career.
The striker still has two years left on his Merseyside contract, meaning there’s no hope of him leaving for nothing anytime soon, but if he’s still there come next Wednesday fans might wonder just why Rodgers couldn’t shift him.
Liverpool fans, are you confident Borini will move on this summer? Is he good enough for your first XI? Let us know in the comments box below.