It appears a question of when, not if, regarding Fabio Borini’s switch from Liverpool to QPR, with veteran R’s boss Harry Redknapp lodging a bid believed to be in the region of £10m for the Italian frontman.
This would obviously free up room in the Reds’ attacking ranks and a combination of this and Brendan Rodgers’ refusal to rule out a deadline day foray into the transfer market has sparked speculation that long-term target Dele Alli could finely be on his way to Anfield.
As such, bwin.com have gone 7/10 he makes the move to the Premier League silver-medallists, while it’s even money that he stays put.
A fee in the region of £4m plus add-ons is rumoured to be what the MK Dons’ asset will cost, though Scouse supremo Karl Robinson wants to hang on to the teenager, at least until the next transfer window, stating:
“My advice is to stay until Christmas. If something happens then, perhaps we can get him back on loan until the end of the season, by which point he will have played 30 or 40 games this season.”
Still, Liverpool’s increased urgency to re-populate their frontline may prompt a big bid for the in-demand attacking midfielder, which the Dons would find tought to turn down.
With the Merseysiders competing on four fronts this term, key forwards Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling will need plenty of rest throughout the campaign in order to maintain optimum fitness, meaning Alli would be afforded ample playing opportunities in light of Borini’s pending exodus.
This is a situation that would suit both player and selling club, meaning a deal could well be in the offing.