Sunderland sign Borini….

Fabio Borini

Sunderland have signed Liverpool forward Fabio Borini for a fee that could rise to £10m. Italy international Borini had a loan spell with the Black Cats during the 2013-14 season, scoring seven goals in 32 matches, but then rejected a permanent move to the Stadium of Light. The 24-year-old was also a target for Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Watford, but their bids were turned down. Liverpool may also sell defender Jose Enrique, a target for West Brom. Watford, newly promoted to the Premier League, had offered £7m for Borini, while Inter’s bid was worth £6m. Fellow Serie A side Fiorentina were also keen on the striker but Borini decided to join Sunderland. The Black Cats, who have allowed Italy winger Emanuele Giaccherini to join Serie A side Bologna on a season-long loan. will pay £8m up front, but the deal could eventually be worth £10m to Liverpool with add-ons. Borini was the first signing of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers in July 2012, when Liverpool paid Roma £11m. Rodgers had worked with Borini at previous clubs Chelsea and Swansea. He has scored three goals in 38 appearances for Liverpool.

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