Fabio Borini expects to stay at Liverpool this season, despite consistent reports linking him with a move away from Anfield, according to talkSPORT. The Italian striker has been on the radars of Sunderland and AC Milan for much of the summer, but he is now thought to be ready to fight for his place at the Reds.
Borini spent last season on loan at Sunderland, and impressed enough for the Black Cats to table a £14 million offer to bring him in permanently. However, that bid was made weeks ago, and Borini now looks set to ignore it completely. The player scored 10 goals in 40 appearances for Gus Poyet last season, but has opted not to join the Uruguayan’s ranks this year.
Interest erupted out of the San Siro and AC Milan following the Italian club’s sale of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool. There now exists a vacant striker spot within the Milan side, and Borini had been earmarked as a potential candidate to fill it, at least on a loan basis. However, that deal now looks to have been retracted as well.
Now, it is believed that Borini will most likely stay on Merseyside, where he will fight fot a first-team position alongside Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert. The 23 year old will go head to head with his compatriot Balotelli, as Brendan Rodgers looks to build a post-Luis Suarez strike-force. The Uruguayan hit-man left for Barcelona this summer, but Rodgers has been busy strengthening ever since.