Borini won't return to Blues

BY foxsports • May 18, 2011

The Italian was offered a new deal by the Blues earlier this season, but has failed to agree terms on an extension to his Stamford Bridge contract. He is now planning to move on once his current deal expires and has set his sights on turning out in the Premier League in 2011/12. He may reach that level with loan employers Swansea, who he joined in March, after helping Brendan Rodgers' side into the Championship play-off final. Borini has hinted that he would be willing to discuss a permanent move should the Swans win promotion, but insists any talk regarding his future can wait until after his date with destiny at Wembley on May 30. "It is a fact I will leave Chelsea, because I didn't renew the contract," he said. "I want to carry on playing and I would like to stay in England because it is the best football in Europe. "Negotiations went wrong at Chelsea so we both chose to go away and let the contract expire. At the end of the season they will get some compensation for me as a young player. "But it is too early to think about the transfer window. I think about Wembley now and that is it." Rodgers could play a leading role in bringing Borini back to the Liberty Stadium next season, as the 20-year-old striker has been mightily impressed by the Swans boss. He added: "Brendan has been great and helped me a lot. He just got my confidence higher and higher which is very important for a young player. "I have known him since the first day I came to Chelsea. He was impressed by me and I was impressed by him. "I knew him a lot from Chelsea and that is the main thing why I came here. "When the manager knows you already it is a big point to start with. It is a big confidence boost and a big thing for you that a manager is positive about you. "He is always available and is a good teacher for football and for life."


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