Queens Park Rangers pulled out of the deal to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini last night after being unable to meet the player’s wage demands.
R’s boss Harry Redknapp was searching for a forward for all of yesterday’s deadline day as he looked to replace Loic Remy, who left earlier this week to London rivals Chelsea.
And he thought he had his man after having an initial £10 million bid, plus £3 million in add-ons, accepted for the Italian striker. The player then held talks with Redknapp and owner Tony Fernandes as they looked to reach a deal in time.
However, Redknapp admitted that the two parties were too far apart in their wage valuation to come to a deal, which now means Borini will remain in Liverpool until at least January.
Sunderland were also interested in Borini after being linked for the majority of the summer. However they were unable to sign him on loan after loaning his team mate Sebastian Coates instead.
QPR missed out on their striker, however fans will be delighted with the £6 million capture of Sandro, and the loan signing of Niko Kranjcar. They follow Rio Ferdinand, Jordon Mutch and Leroy Fer into Loftus Road this summer as the club look to remain in the top flight after last season’s promotion.
By Matthew Derrig