The striker spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light, prompting the Black Cats to agree a £14 million deal for a permanent move, but the Italian wants to stay at AnfieldLiverpool striker Fabio Borini is likely to stay with the club despite a bid from Sunderland, according to his agent.
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However, Borini's agent Marco De Marchi claims the 23-year-old is determined to secure a place in Brendan Rodgers's starting XI.
"Sunderland have made a large offer of €18 million [£14m] to sign him, but Fabio wants to stay," De Marchi told tuttomercatoweb.com.
"His project with Liverpool started two years ago when he left Roma. He began a journey and it is a major project for him.
"He should not be judged on his first year [at Liverpool]. He was out for six months with various injuries and during the past year he took a step back by going to Sunderland and he has had an extraordinary season.
"Now, after the loan, Liverpool have not told me anything. I think he will stay, he is convinced that he will play."