Report: Newcastle are interested in AC Milan forward Fabio Borini

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Preston North End and Newcastle United at Deepdale on July 27, 2019 in Preston, England.

Fabio Borini had a fine record against Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby - but is he set to make a shock return to the Premier League?

Milan forward Fabio Borini (11) collects the ball during the match between FC Bayern and AC Milan on Tuesday July 22, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS.

Newcastle United are eyeing a shock deal for AC Milan forward Fabio Borini, according to Sport Mediaset, as a rather bizarre summer at St James’ Park rumbles on.

It is a strange time to be a Newcastle fan.

While Rafa Benitez has bid farewell, replaced by the distinctly unpopular Steve Bruce, The Magpies have also shattered their transfer record to sign £36 million Joelinton.

 

And Newcastle supporters will no doubt be left a little conflicted once again with Sport Mediaset claiming that Borini could be on his way to Tyneside. The Italian, like Steve Bruce, is a former Sunderland man after all.

Borini spent three seasons on Wearside between 2013 and 2017, joining in a £10 million deal (BBC), and he has a particularly impressive track record against the men in black and white.

Sunderland's Italian forward Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring the opening goal from a penalty during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Sunderland...

The former Chelsea and Liverpool man scored in Sunderland’s famous 3-0 win away at Newcastle five years ago. Just a few months earlier, he scored a stunning late winner at the Stadium of Light before celebrating with no shortage of passion.

You’d think that there might be enough water under the bridge now, but given the reaction to Bruce’s appointment, it may take some time for Newcastle fans to get over the Italian’s potential return to the North East.

Sunderland's Italian striker Fabio Borini celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at The Stadium of...

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