FABIO BORINI’S move from Liverpool is NOT being delayed by the Italian lacking the desire to join Sunderland, insists Gus Poyet.
It is four weeks since Sunderland’s £14million bid was accepted by Liverpool for Borini, yet there has still been no resolution to the Black Cats’ pursuit of their main summer target.
But when asked today whether the delay to the deal was being caused by Borini lacking the commitment to return to the Stadium of Light, Sunderland boss Poyet rubbished that suggestion.
Poyet said: “It’s not the case. I can assure every single supporter that is not the case.
“Please trust me.
“I cannot tell you everything because it’s not fair on anybody.
“But it’s not like Borini doesn’t want to come and we’re trying to convince him.
“I talked to Fabio and that is not the case.
“It’s about doing it at the right time.
“He’s come back to fitness and training with the team. So he wouldn’t be fit for tomorrow anyway.
“So calm, please!”
Poyet says he is reluctant to set a deadline for when he wants the deal to be completed too, despite Sunderland considering other targets.
“I’m just not trying to put a deadline on it,” he added.
“We need a player in that position and we are ready to move on and have an option.
“But of course, what happens if you move on and he’s still available?
“It’s a tricky situtation.
“But it’s impossible for me to say Monday, Wednesday or the 31st (for a deadline).”