Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has shown his interest in bringing back Liverpool's Fabio Borini, but on a permanent basis.
Despite becoming a regular with the Black Cats during a loan spell last season, a permanent move seemed to be unlikely after the Italian's agent suggested that the 23-year-old would be a regular starter in Liverpool's first-team squad.
However, this seems unlikely Brendan Rodgers has brought Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana to the club in recent weeks, meaning that opportunities in attacking areas could be rare for Borini, not to mention their desire to bring Belgian prospect Divock Origi from French side Lille.
According to the Daily Mail, Sunderland have registered their interest in Borini, who was named the club's young player of the year last season.
The 23-year-old scored 10 goals in 40 appearances for Sunderland. But some of the goals, they were an important.
A winner against biggest rivals Newcastle in the 2-1 win and also the winner to end Jose Mourinho's 77 unbeaten league run and Stamford Bridge, he has caused some upsets the Italian.
Borini seems to play with a passion at Sunderland, he really does. And although he has been made to play left-midfield for the majority of his time, he did it very well. I would like to see him though as the striker, or in a striking partnership next season, and hopefully he can repay all of us with a lot of goals.
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