Sunderland manager Paulo Di Canio will look towards his compatriot Fabio Borini to lead his front line after striking a loan deal for the player, says Sky Sports.
Borini endured a miserable maiden season in the Premier League last year, with injuries leading to his demise, netting just twice in 20 games. However, Di Canio has offered the Italian striker a lifeline and a chance to rejuvenate his career.
He will complete his move to Wearside, subject to a medical and should be in contention for a starting place against Arsenal in the Black Cats' next game.
The £11m signing from Roma struggled to find his feet under Brendan Rodgers and a loan move could be a good move for both teams. Di Canio is a keen admirer of Borini's talents and is keen to add to his squad after their less than impressive start to the season.
The completion of Victor Moses' loan move this morning has surely spelt the end of his short and unsuccessful Liverpool career.
Meanwhile, Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon looks to be on his way out of the Stadium of Light, with West Brom leading the chase for his signature. The Benin international has fallen down the pecking order under Di Canio.
The arrival of another Italian, Emanuele Giaccherini, means his first-team opportunities will be seriously limited.
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