Report: Sunderland's Fabio Borini not part of any Andre Ayew swap deal

Borini had been linked with a move back to Swansea as Sunderland chase Andre Ayew.

Sunderland have dismissed any notion that Fabio Borini will be part of a deal to land Swansea City's Andre Ayew, the Sunderland Echo reports.

Borini joined the Black Cats for a second time on a permanent deal from Liverpool in the summer, and has found the net twice in his second spell at the Stadium of Light, but having been left out of the squad for the defeat to Tottenham last weekend, there had been speculation that he might be on his way out of the club.

However, the report goes on to say that the Italian is happy with life at the Stadium of Light under Sam Allardyce even though Ayew is a target for the Black Cats.

So far this season, Borini has made 14 appearances for the club this season in all competitions and another move is probably the last thing he needs as the 24-year-old's career has been pretty stop start.

He has been used both up front and wide positions so far this season, so his versatility perhaps shows that he is an important squad member for Sam Allardyce as they bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League yet again this season. 

If Sunderland do land Ayew, however, then there will be competition for Borini to face. Given Sunderland's position, one would think they are trying to land the Swansea man in order to play a big role in their survival bid and is therefore likely to start the majority of games. 

However, Sunderland face a tough task trying to lure a player from a club who are in direct competition with them when it comes to league position. 

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