Fabio Borini's agent has suggested the Liverpool striker could yet leave the club in the January transfer window after being unable to agree terms with Queens Park Rangers on deadline day.
Borini remains at Anfield despite QPR having a reported fee of £12m accepted for the 23-year-old's services, with manager Harry Redknapp and owner Tony Fernandes indicating the Italian's wage demands were the major stumbling block.
After Borini took to Twitter to attempt to put a gloss on his failure to agree a deal with the Hoops, the player's agent has confirmed the Liverpool man was unable to attract credible offers in the final hours of the transfer window.
"The player still has two years on his contract with Liverpool and they decided not to consider offers for a loan," Marco de Marchi told fcinternews.it. "Inter Milan and other very important clubs in Europe wanted him on loan.
"Liverpool didn't accept and then QPR made an offer to buy him immediately. But the proposal for the player was not a proposal for an important player.
"Now Fabio will stay with Liverpool and try to convince the coach to give him a chance. He is used to fighting for things. I don't know what will happen in the January market."
Having spent last season on loan at Sunderland and with just 10 Liverpool starts to his name since becoming one of Brendan Rodgers' first signings on Merseyside in 2012, Borini appeared certain to leave the club this summer, particularly after the addition of Mario Balotelli at the end of August.
However, Sunderland and QPR have since been unable to secure a deal, leaving the striker to fight for his place at Liverpool, who will have to balance domestic and European commitments this term.
"Finally the madness is finished! I protected the MAN and the player that I am today," Borini wrote on Twitter after his move to QPR fell through.
"Taking all the responsibility of the situation and for people who didn't want it... and I m VERY happy with myself to have taken such an important decision![sic]"