Alan Curtis admits Fabio Borini an option for Swansea

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini has been linked with a return to Swansea City.

According to the Sunderland Echo, Swansea City are interested in bringing in Fabio Borini after the Sunderland player was named as part of a potential swap deal for Andre Ayew.

The report states that Swansea have ruled allowing Ayew to leave the club this month, yet out of favour forward Borini could still be an option as the Welsh club know all about his capabilities.

“Fabio would be one of a number of players whose name has been mentioned. But the talk of Andre going there as some sort part of the deal is wide of the mark,” Swansea boss Alan Curtis said.

Borini joined Swansea on a brief loan spell in 2011 while being on the books of Chelsea, scoring six Championship goals in nine matches thus striking up a bond with the club’s supporters.

The Italian since joined Liverpool, and a failure to settle at Anfield led to a permanent switch to Sunderland after he impressed again on a loan deal at the Stadium of Light.

Borini has bags of talent, yet his playing style and lack of physicality doesn’t really fit in with boss Sam Allardyce’s preferred style of play and he has subsequently struggled for game-time.

The 24-year-old has made just 11 Premier League starts, and reports from various outlets including the Sunderland Echo claimed he was being lined up as part of a player-swap deal involving Andre Ayew.

Swansea will be reluctant to sell their top scorer to a relegation rival, but the idea of bringing in Borini seemingly interests the Welsh side and a move for the Italian may come to pass shortly.

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