Roma outbid Liverpool to ‘own’ Borini

Serie A side Roma have thwarted interest from Liverpool to secure complete ownership of Italian striker Fabio Borini.

The former Chelsea youth player spent the winter of 2011 at Swansea City where he had the chance to work with current Liverpool Brendan Rodgers and helped them secure promotion to the Premier League. It was being widely reported that Rodgers wanted to reunite with the 21 year old striker but Roma have outbid them in a blind auction and have won the remaining 50% rights of the player from Parma.

The bid from Roma is said to be around £3.95m for Borini who is currently now in Poland-Ukraine for the European championships. It was during his spell at Roma that Italy boss Cesare Prandelli called him up and gave him his first national cap. Borini scored 9 goals during the 2011-12 season for Roma and surely has the making of a very striker.

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