QPR bid for Liverpool outcast

Queens Park Rangers have submitted a £10 million bid for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, reports Sky Sports. The Italian striker spent last season on loan at Sunderland, but a permanent move to the Stadium of Light has not surfaced, despite ongoing interest from Gus Poyet and the Black Cats.

The 23 year old features on a shortlist compiled by Harry Redknapp to replace the France international Loic Remy, who has been sold to Chelsea for £10.5 million. It had looked likely that Remy would leave the London club for much of the summer, but Redknapp is expected to spend the funds raised through his sale over the course of transfer deadline day.

At Liverpool, Borini is not expected to feature within a frontline that includes Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert. As such, the Reds have accepted a £10 million QPR offer for him, which is a fee that is expected to raise to around £13 million with add-ons. It remains to be seen whether personal terms can be ironed out, but the deal has been given the go-ahead by Anfield.

Borini has also been linked with AC Milan this summer, although a loan move to the Serie A giants also seemed to fizzle out. Sunderland had been favourites to sign him because of the previous relationship between both parties, but Redknapp and QPR now look to have hijacked a proposed deal.

Updated: September 1, 2014 — 10:26 pm
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