Sunderland close on Borini

Gus Poyet has confirmed Sunderland have reached an agreement with Liverpool to sign striker Fabio Borini.

Last Updated: 19/07/14 at 23:12 Post Comment

Fabio Borini: Set to leave Liverpool and join Sunderland

Fabio Borini: Set to leave Liverpool and join Sunderland

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has confirmed that the club have reached an agreement with Liverpool over the sale of striker Fabio Borini.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light from Liverpool, scoring 10 goals, as Poyet's team reached the League Cup final and defied the odds to stay in the Premier League.

Sky Sports sources understand the fee is in the region of £14m, with Sunderland now able to negotiate personal terms with the Italy international.

"We've agreed terms with Liverpool and we are waiting for the documents to be signed and then we'll move on from there," Poyet told Sky Sports News. "Like any other deal you do, first you need to sort out the clubs and then you start working with the player.

"I'm hoping we can have him because he knows how much it would mean for us to have a player like Fabio."

Liverpool did pick Borini, who was Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager, to start Saturday's pre-season 2-1 friendly victory over Preston.

Borini scored just two goals in 20 appearances during an injury-plagued first year at Anfield.

The former Chelsea youth was signed from Parma in the summer of 2012, having impressed the previous season during a loan stint at Roma, where he scored nine goals in 24 appearances.

Meanwhile, it is also understood that Liverpool have agreed a fee of £8.5m with QPR for striker Loic Remy.

Remy spent last season on loan at Newcastle, scoring 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances, but looks unlikely to be part of the R's squad on their return to the top flight.


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