Liverpool Miss Out On Italian Striker

By on June 25, 2012

Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Liverpool miss out on a striker target.

chelsea's fabio borini

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Liverpool have missed out on the signing of Fabio Borini after the striker signed for Roma, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was keen on linking up with Borini again after working with the 21-year-old at both Chelsea and Swansea in the past.

Rodgers signed Borini on loan from the Blues while at Swansea in January 2011 and the striker scored 6 goals in 12 games to help the Swans gain promotion to the Premier League.

The Italian international left Chelsea for Parma in the summer of 2011 and was immediately loaned out to Roma, who also bought a 50% stake in the player. He scored 9 goals in 24 games last season and despite Liverpool lining up a £7m move, Borini has now made his loan spell permanent after Roma bought the remaining 50% stake from Serie A rivals Parma.

Quoted in the Daily Mail, Borini dismissed talk about a potential move to Anfield, claiming he’s now a Roma player:

 ‘I am a Roma player.

‘It’s not my business that there is talk about whether I go to Liverpool or stay. It doesn’t matter to me, I am Roma.’

Rodgers will now turn his attention to other targets as he looks to freshen up his attack ahead of next season.

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