Liverpool forward Fabio Borini says he will only leave the club to return to Sunderland this summer if it’s a loan deal.
The Reds have already agreed a £14 million fee with the Black Cats for the sale of the Italian, but Borini doesn’t want a permanent move, according to the Daily Mirror:
Borini is still top of Poyet’s wish list and the decision is now down to Liverpool who were happy to cash in but may have to settle for a much smaller loan fee.
Borini enjoyed a successful stay at the Stadium of Light last season, scoring 10 goals in 29 appearances.
With Liverpool on the verge of signing Borini’s fellow countryman Mario Balotelli in a £16 million deal from AC Milan, the former Roma striker’s chances at Liverpool look bleaker.
On Sunday, Sunderland boss Guy Poyet was still hopeful of signing Borini.
Speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League, the Uruguayan boss told Sky Sports, “We’re still going and we’re still trying. Nothing has changed, for good or for bad.”