Report: Sunderland revive interest in Fabio Borini, want season-long loan deal

Sunderland have revived their interest in signing Fabio Borini from Liverpool.

Borini rejected the chance to sign with Sunderland on a permanent transfer last summer, but a report in the Sunderland Echo claims that the Black Cats are looking to bring him back on a loan deal before the transfer window closes.

It is stated that Dick Advocaat is still looking to bring in another striker following the sale of Connor Wickham to Crystal Palace, and has targeted Borini following his poor season at Anfield.

Having rejected the Black Cats last summer, to stay and fight for his place in Brendan Rodgers’ team, the Italian striker managed just three Premier League starts in 2014/15.

He is further down the pecking order this season, due to the arrivals of Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, and it appears the Reds are looking to sell him in the next few weeks, having made it aware to Borini that he has no future at the club.

Advocaat is now ready to push through a move for the striker, 24, who scored 10 goals in 40 games during his time at the Stadium of Light.

Neither Danny Graham nor Steven Fletcher are considered good enough to lead Sunderland’s line, leaving Jermain Defoe as the only striker Advoaat trusts.

He is hoping to complete a season-long loan deal for Borini in the coming weeks, but there is no indication as to whether Liverpool would sanction a temporary move, or whether they would prefer to sell the striker outright.

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