Sunderland Join Chase For Arsenal Target As Potential Fabio Borini Alternative

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Black Cats to move for Serie A striker tracked by Gunners.

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Sunderland are reportedly set to rival Arsenal for the signing of Napoli and Chile striker Eduardo Vargas, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Black Cats have been in the market for new signings upfront this summer, with manager Gus Poyet having previously been keen to keep Liverpool forward Fabio Borini on a permanent deal after his season-long loan spell with the club last season.

However, talks for the young Italian have not progressed, leading Poyet to consider other options in attack, with Vargas looking like being one player who could be available on loan this season.

Napoli loaned the 24-year-old out to Spanish side Valencia last season and seemingly have no plans for him in their first team, with Rafael Benitez making signings of his own upfront by bringing in Michu on loan from Swansea City.

However, Vargas had more recently been linked with a loan switch to Arsenal due to Arsene Wenger’s desire to sign a backup forward on the cheap, though it now seems as though there is no concrete interest from the Gunners.

Queens Park Rangers are also mulling over an offer for the South American attacker after being offered his services, but it remains to be seen if he will make his way to England this summer.

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