FABIO BORINI’s agent has reiterated that the Sunderland target is expected to remain at Liverpool this summer.
The Italian has been at the top of Sunderland’s wish-list after netting 10 goals during his season-long loan spell at the Stadium of Light last year.
But Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has repeatedly stressed that he sees Borini as part of his long-term plans at Anfield after splashing out £10.5million to land the frontman two years ago.
Borini’s agent, Marco De Marchi, has reinforced the likelihood of Borini remaining on Merseyside by repeating that the 23-year-old expects to play his part for the Premier League runners-up next season.
“Fabio goes back to Liverpool to stay there, as stated by the manager Rodgers a few weeks ago,” said De Marchi told the Italian press last night.
“So far, Liverpool have not received any communication regarding his transfer.
“I would not be surprised if there were other clubs who want him, because I consider him a complete striker.
“But for the moment, all I can say with certainty is that Fabio has returned to Liverpool to stay.”