DEADLINE DAY: Liverpool accept QPR bid for Sunderland target Borini

TALKS ... Liverpool's Fabio Borini.
TALKS ... Liverpool's Fabio Borini.
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LIVERPOOL have accepted QPR’s offer for Sunderland target Fabio Borini, according to reports.

Sunderland’s hopes of landing Borini now look to be dead, with their pursuit of Liverpool team-mate Sebastian Coates, ruling out the prospect of the Italian returning to the Stadium of Light for a second loan spell.

However, Liverpool are still keen to offload Borini permanently before tonight’s transfer deadline.

And there have now been reports that Liverpool have accepted an offer of around £12million from QPR for Borini, with the Italian now considering whether to move to Loftus Road.

Sunderland would need to put an offer back on the table for Borini after a £14million bid was accepted by Liverpool in July, before being removed when the Black Cats spent that money elsewhere.

But that looks to be unlikely now, with Sunderland using up the majority of their transfer budget and the club eager to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.