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Fri Apr 18 00:15:32 SAST 2014

Roma outbid Parma to sign Borini outright

Reuters | 24 June, 2012 10:310 Comments
Italy Training and Press Conference - Group C: UEFA EURO 2012
Fabio Borini of Italy during a Euro 2012 training session at the Municipal Stadium on June 13, 2012 in Poznan, Poland
Image by: Claudio Villa / Getty Images

AS Roma have bought the remaining 50% of former Chelsea striker Fabio Borini’s contract and now own the player outright, the club said on Saturday.

Roma formerly part-owned him with Serie A rivals Parma but an offer of 4,9 million euros ($6,14 million) in a sealed envelope bid proved enough to ensure that Borini would stay at the Stadio Olimpico.

There had been media speculation in Italy and England that the ex-Swansea City player could link up again with former coach Brendan Rodgers who is now in charge at Liverpool.

Borini, a member of the Italian squad at the European Championship, spent last season on loan at Roma.

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