Anfield forward wanted by Stadium of Light side following successful loan spell.
Sunderland will look to bring in Italian international Fabio Borini following the striker’s request to leave Liverpool on a permanent basis this summer according to the Daily Mirror.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers signed Borini in a £10.5m deal back in July 2012 but the former AS Roma forward failed to impress in his first season at Anfield and was loaned out to the Black Cats for the 2013/14 campaign and has proven invaluable to manager Gus Poyet.
The Stadium of Light manager wants to sign the 22 year old this summer but may well have to fork out a sum similar to that paid by Liverpool if they wish to do so.
Borini has scored six goals this season and played a key role in Sunderland’s run to the Capital One Cup final and will hope to keep the club in the Premier League ahead of a proposed permanent move to the north-east.
Rodgers may well be ready to cash-in on Borini and could then use the money to invest in a solid back-up option to in-form pair Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
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