The agent of AS Roma loanee Fabio Borini says Liverpool were showing considerable interest in him late in the transfer window.

The 20-year old Italian striker spent time on loan with Swansea City last season before moving from parent club Chelsea to Parma this summer.

He was then loaned out to Roma but his representative, Marco De Marchi, indicated that he could have ended elsewhere including Anfield.

"Parma did well to believe in him when his contract at Chelsea ran out," said De Marchi.

"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."