Sunday 17 December 2017

Liverpool in Borini transfer talks

Fabio Borini looks set to return to his native Italy with Fiorentina
Fabio Borini looks set to return to his native Italy with Fiorentina

Liverpool are in talks with Fiorentina over the transfer of Fabio Borini, Press Association Sport understands.

It is thought, should a deal go through, it would see Reds forward Borini make a permanent switch to La Viola, who were in England on Wednesday for a friendly against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old former Blues player - holder of one senior Italy cap - has struggled to make much of an impact for Liverpool since joining them in 2012, his Barclays Premier League record with them showing only eight starts among a total of 25 appearances, and just two goals.

He spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Sunderland and scored seven top-flight goals for the Wearsiders, as well as netting three times in their run to the Capital One Cup final, but subsequently opted not to join them on a permanent deal and instead returned to Liverpool.

Borini made his senior debut with Chelsea in 2009, had a short loan spell at Swansea in 2010-11 and then went on to play for Roma before making his move to Merseyside.

Fiorentina finished the 2014-15 season in fourth place in Serie A.

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