Tuesday July 10 2012
Roma confirm Liverpool want Borini

Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has conceded that Liverpool have made an offer for Italian international Fabio Borini.

Reports over the last 24 hours have indicated that the Anfield outfit want the forward and the Italian club have now admitted their attraction.

“There is real interest in Liverpool for Borini,” Sabatini stated on Tuesday afternoon.

“We are evaluating things with Roma director general Franco Baldini and the club, if necessary, will act accordingly.”

Roma only took control of Borini’s full ownership last month with a €5.3m blind auction bid against co-owners Parma.

The player, unused at Euro 2012, has cost the capital club about €9m in total. Liverpool’s bid is thought to be around €10m.

Reports are suggesting that Roma could sell Borini and then re-invest that fee on Siena striker Mattia Destro.

“Destro? We are always very alert to situations on the market,” Sabatini added. “We’re not in or out of things, we are just watching for now. There are also other strikers on the market…”

The former Palermo and Lazio transfer guru was also inevitably asked for his thoughts on Francesco Totti’s claims yesterday that Roma need to buy ready made decisive players.

“He expressed his opinion, even if I would have preferred him to say that he was proud to be at the head of a squad that he will guide to glory…

“Everyone wants to sign champions, but we are doing a healthy job for Roma.”

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