Queens Park Rangers have had a £13 million offer accepted by Liverpool for Fabio Borini, according to BBC Sports journalist Phil McNulty.
QPR's offer for Fabio Borini - which has been accepted by Liverpool - could amount to around £13m with add ons.— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) September 1, 2014
Harry Redknapp’s side are on the lookout for a replacement for Loic Remy, who left to join Chelsea yesterday, and appear to have lined up Borini as their main target.
The Italian has been linked with a move away from Anfield all summer, but he was expected to complete a switch to the North-East, rather than London.
The Black Cats have been negotiating a fee with Liverpool all summer but have struggled to conclude the deal, and it seems that the delays have led to them missing out on their man.
The 23-year-old will now discuss terms with QPR ahead of a proposed move, which would be some coup for the newly-promoted Premier League outfit.
It is still not guaranteed that he will leave Liverpool as he has previously expressed a desire to fight for a place in Brendan Rodgers’s team, but the Reds have overlooked him so far this season.
Liverpool recently acquired Mario Balotelli, leaving his first-team chances looking even more limited, and that transfer may convince him that his time at Anfield is up.
The former Roma man spent last season on loan at Sunderland, where he scored seven goals, and he will be hoping to repeat that sort of haul if he does complete a move.
Last season Borini was one of the major reasons for the North-East side staying up. and he will be hoping to have a similar impact at Loftus Road.
QPR have started the season poorly, although they did pick up their first win against Sunderland at the weekend and will now be looking to push on from that.
Borini could follow Sandro to his new club, with the Brazilian midfielder currently undergoing a medical before completing a £10m switch from Tottenham Hotspur.