The agent of Fabio Borini says the Sunderland loan striker will return to Liverpool.

The forward's agent Marco De Marchi claims despite interest from Serie A outfit Udinese his client will return to Anfield.

"After the season returns Borini to Liverpool, where he is one of Brendan Rodgers favourites," he said. "He was his first purchase, and he has trained him in Chelsea and Swansea.

"You should talk to him about a possible sale, but I do not think that is the intention.

"With all due respect for Udinese, but I think Fabio should play for top clubs in Europe."

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