Liverpool have agreed to sell striker Fabio Borini to Sunderland for a fee believed to be in the region of £14m, according to Sky
The Italian spent most of last season on loan at the Stadium of Light, and scored seven crucial Premier League goals as the Black Cats produced a superb late run of results to stave off the threat of relegation. He also scored early on in the Capital One Cup final against Manchester City, but his side eventually lost 3-1.
Manager Gustavo Poyet has made no secret of his desire to bring Borini back to the Stadium of Light on a permanent basis, and although Liverpool have held out for a larger transfer fee, he now looks certain to make the 23-year-old his fourth summer signing after Billy Jones, Jordi Gomez and Costel Pantilimon.
Borini is reportedly keen to return to Wearside despite making only 20 appearances for Liverpool, where he suffered with a series of injuries in his first season and then watched as Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez forged a hugely successful partnership. Although Suarez is set to leave for Barcelona, Borini appears surplus to requirements at Anfield.
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