Fabio Borini's agent expects the striker to stay at Liverpool this summer despite Sunderland's interest in the Italian.
Borini spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light and played a big part in the Black Cats avoiding relegation from the Premier League, and helped them reach the League Cup final under Gus Poyet.
But with Liverpool returning to European competition, the 23-year-old's services seem to be more in demand at Anfield, despite rumoured offers of around £10 million from Sunderland.
His agent, Marco de Marchi has been talking to the Italian press, which has been picked up on by the Sunderland Echo.
De Marchi said: "Fabio goes back to Liverpool to stay there, as stated by the manager Rodgers a few weeks ago.
“So far, Liverpool have not received any communication regarding his transfer.
“I would not be surprised if there were other clubs who want him, because I consider him a complete striker.
“But for the moment, all I can say with certainty is that Fabio has returned to Liverpool to stay.”
With Luis Suarez looking increasingly likely to depart Anfield, Brendan Rodgers will not want to sell a promising striker like Borini right now, who did benefit a great deal from his time in the North East.
The striker himself may regard Suarez's likely departure, or certainly the Uruguayan's ban, as an opportunity to impress at Anfield after struggling in his first season in English football, and to prove some of the doubters that he can make the grade at Anfield.