The Italian attacker will not want his former Liverpool boss at the Stadium of Light.
Liverpool removed Brendan Rodgers from his management role at the club after the 1-1 draw with local rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby at the weekend.
Whilst Jurgen Klopp looks nailed on to replace him at Anfield the future of Rodgers is less clear.
One potential option actually cropped up earlier on the day he was sacked.
Dick Advocaat stepped down at Sunderland. At the moment the Northern Irishman is among the outside bets to take on the job at the Stadium of Light - however Bob Bradley, Sam Allardyce and Nigel Pearson remain the main contenders.
One man who will be hoping that Rodgers does not arrive at the club will be recent new signing Fabio Borini.
The Italian has had a previously good relationship with Rodgers. He worked with him at both Swansea City and Chelsea but at Liverpool things were not so rosy.
He failed to make an impact at the club after arriving from AS Roma and never got much of an opportunity under Rodgers.
This summer Rodgers flogged him to Sunderland from Liverpool for a fee reported by talkSPORT to be in the region of £7 million.
He will be hoping that Rodgers does not make a shock switch to Wearside and that his eventual new boss will appreciate his talents.