Sunderland have been backed into odds-on to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.
The Italian helped the Black Cats avoid relegation while on loan at the Stadium of Light in the 2013-14 season, but turned down a permanent transfer last summer to fight for his place at Anfield.
But Borini started only three Premier League games last term, scoring one goal to take his total Liverpool tally to three in 38 games since his £11m arrival from Roma in 2012.
The 24-year-old has now reportedly decided that it is time to give up on his Reds career and has been widely tipped to return to Italy with Fiorentina.
But the Liverpool Echo claims that Sunderland are keen on re-signing the forward, and SkyBet price Borini at a very short 1/10 to make the move to Wearside before the deadline.
Liverpool apparently want to offload the former Chelsea youngster permanently, although Dick Advocaat is believed to be keen on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.
Advocaat wants to oversee an attacking reshuffle in the remaining weeks of the window, but Manchester United prodigy Adnan Januzaj has seemingly laughed off speculation linking him with Sunderland.
Louis van Gaal has also insisted that the Belgian can break his way into the Red Devils’ team.
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