Liverpool target Bojan planning Roma stay

Bojan Krkic has revealed he won’t leave Roma in the summer in what will be a significant blow to Liverpool and big-spending La Liga side Malaga.

The Spain striker appeared to open the door for a move to Anfield earlier this month after confessing that he wanted showdown talks with the Italian club over his future.

Former Reds boss Kenny Dalglish was a firm admirer of the ex-Barcelona frontman and it’s thought his successor Brendan Rodgers was also interested whilst Malaga and German side Schalke were monitoring his situation.

But the 21-year-old has now told Corriere dell Sport that he plans to remain at the Stadio Olimpico believing it to be the right place to continue his development.

“I will remain at Roma because I believe it is the best option for me,” Krkic said. “I am very happy and satisfied with my first year in Italy.

“I think next season will be the most important year of my career and I want to my best in the Italian league.”

Bojan joined the Giallorossi outfit from the Catalan giants last summer in a £10million transfer but struggled to make an impression scoring just seven goals in 33 league appearances.

Elsewhere speculation has linked Parma striker Fabio Borini – who spent last season on loan at Roma – with a move to Merseyside and a reunion with Rodgers.

The pair worked together when the Northern Irishman was a coach at Chelsea and manager at Swansea with the Italian international spending a fruitful spell on loan at the Liberty Stadium at the tail end of the 2010/11 campaign.

Rodgers is also rumoured to be close to the signing of Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson who also spent time on-loan at the South Wales club scoring seven goals in 19 games.

The 22-year-old was expected to join the Swans but now looks set to follow his former boss to Merseyside instead.