Black Cats want Italian on season-long loan
Sunderland have renewed their interest in Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, according to reports.
The Italian forward spent time at the Stadium of Light a couple of seasons ago on loan and despite enjoying a short spell there, he refused to go back for the following season.
Borini told Liverpool officials he wanted to stay and fight for his place at Anfield during the 2014/2015 campaign, but he failed to make an impression on Brendan Rodgers.
Competition For Places
The Italian barely played last season because of Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli and/or Rickie Lambert, and this season his status at the club has got worse due to the arrivals of Danny Ings and Christian Benteke.
Borini has been linked with a move back to Italy, with Lazio reportedly keen on signing him, but he could be set to remain in England and secure another loan spell to Sunderland.
The Black Cats sold Connor Wickham earlier in the summer to Crystal Palace and are in the market for a new striker to work alongside Jermain Defoe and Steven Fletcher.
Sunderland and Liverpool are both in talks over the 24-year-old’s future, but they can’t agree on who should pay the striker’s £55k-a-week wage.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt