Black Cats hope to finally sign Anfield striker.
Sunderland have reopened talks with Liverpool as they seek to finally secure attacker Fabio Borini on a permanent deal according to Goal.com.
The 23 year old Italian international turned down a summer move to the Stadium of Light after the two sides have agreed a £14m fee for his services with the former AS Roma man hoping to force his way into Brendan Rodgers’ first team set-up.
This is a gamble that has backfired for Borini, who has made just one Premier League start this season, and as such he may now be ready to move to join the Black Cats.
Borini enjoyed a successful season long loan switch at Sunderland last term, scoring in their derby win over Newcastle and in the League Cup final against by Manchester City.
A deal is now said to be close with the decision now once again resting with Borini.
Sunderland have had an up and down campaign thus far, drawing no less than ten of their opening 17 Premier League fixtures and managing just 15 goals, hence Gus Poyet’s interest in Borini.