Fabio Borini’s agent Roberto De Fanti has revealed why he didn’t end up back at Swansea this summer despite numerous rumours about a move.

Borini was heavily linked with a return to England over the past couple of months, having found himself as a free agent after leaving Hellas Verona.

Several clubs were linked with his signature but none more so than Swansea, where the forward played on loan from Chelsea in 2011, making 12 appearances, scoring six goals and registering four assists in total.

Indeed at one point, a return to the club looked inevitable, with it claimed that Swansea were one of two options for the free agent.

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However, a move did not end up happening, with him instead not joining anyone before agreeing a deal to join Süper Lig Fatih Karagümrük in January.

That come as something a surprise given the rumours across the summer and his agent has now explained why his client isn’t back in England.

“The idea was already born in the summer, but the conditions were not there, also because the original idea was to return to England,” he told Tuttomercatoweb.

“But when some English opportunities did not arise for various reasons, we decided to look at the international market, and the Karagumruk offer seemed to us the best, economically and for the team’s ambitions.

“Fabio wanted to return to play in England. So the reasons for his refusals to some teams like Verona, Genoa, Benevento and Udinese have been misrepresented.

“They were neither of an economic nor professional nature. He had only the personal will to return to England with his family.

“There was contact with Crotone but nothing more for this reason too.”