Liverpool may be stuck with striker despite accepting £10m bid - because of his wage demands

Fabio Borini

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini could be set to stay at Anfield after his wage demands held up a deal with QPR.

Liverpool have been busy in the transfer market this summer, strengthening their attacking options with the likes of Lazar Markovic, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert following the departure of star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona in a deal believed to be worth around £75m.

That has created a logjam in attack though, and whilst Iago Aspas has departed the club for Sevilla, there could be more exits on the cards as Fabio Borini remains the subject of bids from other Premier League clubs.

The Italian, 23, arrived at Anfield when Brendan Rodgers took the job in 2012, as he paid £10m to lure Borini back to England from Roma having started his career at Chelsea. The duo worked together at Stamford Bridge and at Swansea, and after Borini had impressed in Serie A, it seemed like a great move for all parties.

However, his first season on Merseyside was something of a disaster. Just two goals in 20 appearances in an injury hit campaign limited Borini's impact, and he was duly loaned out to Sunderland for the duration of last season, where he bounced back with ten goals in 40 games for the Black Cats, playing a key role in their late survival charge.

The arrival of Markovic, Balotelli and Lambert has now made it difficult for Borini to play a role for the Reds this season. Sunderland had a £14m bid accepted for Borini almost two months ago but the Italian wasn't keen on leaving Anfield permanently, preferring to try and fight for his place.

Now QPR have also had a £10m bid accepted for the forward, but again there's a hold up. This time it's over Borini's wage demands, with the player once again reluctant to sign a permanent deal with another club. He is allegedly asking for a huge contract in order to tempt him into leaving Merseyside, which is putting QPR off a deal as they look to bring in a replacement for Loic Remy.

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