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Agent: Sunderland Want To Keep Loanee "At All Costs"

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An agent wouldn't lie... would he?

Alex Livesey

The agent of Fabio Borini has insisted that Sunderland are desperate to keep the on-loan Liverpool forward at the club and are willing to break the bank to do it.

He told Tutto Mercato Web:

Sunderland love Fabio after what he has done for them this season. They want him at all costs.

Call me a cynic if you want, but the more agents talk during transfer windows the less I tend to listen! I don't question that Sunderland do indeed want to keep Borini - in fact neither Gus Poyet or Charlie Oatway have made a secret of it - but I don't personally believe the 'at all costs' bit. That just sounds like agent-speak for me. Promoting their clients is their job and only ever motivation in the press.

It's going to be a long old summer of this sort of stuff.