Liverpool forward remains a target for Premier League rival

Gus Poyet has revealed he’d love to bring Liverpool’s Fabio Borini back to the Stadium of Light after almost signing the former Chelsea forward on a permanent deal in the summer.

Speaking to reporters, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder said: “I would love to [sign Borini]

“It is difficult to explain [why the previous move collapsed].

“It was a long summer and the things everyone knows, we agreed a price and we flew to America [for Liverpool’s pre-season tour] and he didn’t come.

“The bottom line is he is not with us. I am trying to concentrate on what we have got.”

Borini, who scored seven goals in 32 Premier League appearances for Sunderland last season, was believed to have turned down a permanent deal to fight for his Anfield future. However, having played just 156 minutes of Premier League football under Brendan Rodgers this season, Borini may decide it is time to seek pastures new.


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