Report: Juventus keen on Fabio Borini one year after Sunderland exit

Sunderland fans celebrate during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on May 11, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

Fabio Borini left Sunderland after their relegation from the Premier League but his impressive displays in Serie A for AC Milan have allegedly attracted Juve.

Fabio Borini of AC Milan celebrates his goal during the serie A match between AC Milan and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 5, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

AC Milan would have been hoping to challenge for the Serie A title in 2017/18 after embarking on that £200 million recruitment drive. In the end, however, the Rossoneri finished a distant sixth with big money signings like Andre Silva and Leonardo Bonucci proving major disappointments.

Although no one could question the contribution of one Fabio Borini.

Borini was perhaps Milan’s most underwhelming signing in the summer of 2017 but the Sunderland loanee has surprisingly become a real fan favourite at the San Siro.

Fabio Borini of Sunderland and N'Golo Kante of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

He scored just twice in 29 Serie A appearances but became a vital member of the first-team squad, even filling in at full-back when required.

And, according to Calciomercato, Borini is now set to be rewarded with a permanent move to Milan, according to his agent Roberto di Fanti. Although Milan are not the only Italian giants who have been impressed by the one time Chelsea and Liverpool forward.

The report adds that Juventus, who are celebrating an historic seventh straight Scudetto, also have their eye on Borini, which shows just how far he has come since leaving Sunderland on loan last summer.

AC Milan's Argentinian defender Mateo Musacchio (C) celebrates with teammates Leonardo Bonucci (L) and Fabio Borini (R) after scoring during the UEFA Europa League football match AC Milan...

The versatile Italian once cost the Black Cats £10 million but he performed well below par as they were relegated from the Premier League in 2017, scoring just twice all season.

Yet with Milan and Juve fighting over his signature, it is clear that a return to Italy has done Borini the world of good.

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