Reds reportedly agree fee for Borini’s move to Sunderland

Fabio Borini in action for Liverpool during the pre-season friendly against Brondby. 

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Liverpool have reportedly agreed to sell Fabio Borini to Sunderland.

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The 23-year-old forward, who enjoyed a successful season-long loan at Sunderland last term, is set to move for a fee believed to be around £14million ($24million).

The Italy international scored 10 goals for the Wearside club and is reportedly keen to return to the north-east to continue his development under Gus Poyet.

Borini, who was Brendan Rodgers’ first signing after joining as Liverpool manager, 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.

Borini made his Italy debut -€“ and his only cap to date -€“ in February 2012.