Fabio Borini’s proposed move to Sunderland could be back on, after the two clubs held talks over the transfer of the Italian striker, according to the Daily Mail.
The Black Cats made an offer of £14million for the forward earlier this month, after a successful loan spell in the North East last season.
Borini fired 10 goals for Sunderland and was named the clubs young player of the season, having helped Gus Poyet’s men achieve a remarkable escape from relegation.
It looked as though a move to the Stadium of Light was on the cards after the Reds accepted the £14million offer, however the 23-year-old travelled for the pre-season tour of America – only to suffer a shoulder injury in the opening game against Roma.
Borini has since returned to the UK for treatment, and has spoken to Sunderland boss Gus Poyet about a potential move.
The shoulder injury sustained in the States could prove a complication however, as is the Reds failure to sign Loic Remy after the France forward failed a medical.
Brendan Rodgers is pursuing other striking targets, but does not want to be left short heading into the new season.
Poyet remains keen to get his man, but won’t allow a deal to drag into the start of the new season.
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