Liverpool were keen on signing former Chelsea striker Fabio Borini before the he completed a move to Roma on transfer deadline day, according to his agent.
The young Italian joined Roma on a one year loan deal from Parma, despite only arriving at Parma earlier in the summer after his contract at Chelsea ran out.
Despite not making the grade at Chelsea, Borini has always been highly rated and his quality was on show last season, when he helped Swansea gain promotion to the Premier League, with some impressive performances on loan at the Welsh side, scoring 6 goals in 9 games.
Liverpool opted to re-sign Craig Bellamy on a free transfer from Manchester City on transfer deadline day, instead of taking a gamble on 20 year-old Borini, who has never played a Premier League game.
Borini’s agent, Marco De Marchi said: ‘
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‘Parma did well to believe in him when his contract ran out at Chelsea.”
“Then Roma invested heavily on him which confirmed that the player has some extraordinary ability, as you can see from his performances for the Italian Under-21 side.”
“The player was liked by a lot of other clubs, sides such as Liverpool and Hamburg came after him too.”