Sunderland agree £14m fee for Fabio Borini

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Sunderland have agreed a £14 million deal with Liverpool to sign striker Fabio Borini, The Daily Mirror reports.

The Italian striker was on loan to the Black Cats last season and was a useful addition to the squad, helping them stay in the Premier League with 7seven goals in 32 appearances.

Borini has been a disappointment at Liverpool, however, making only 12 first team appearances and scoring only one goal since his £10.5m move from Roma in 2012.

Good business?

Many Liverpool fans could conclude that selling Borini for £14m is the best piece of business the club has done this summer. Borini's absence should allow the Reds to complete the £8.5m signing of Loic Remy from QPR.

This summer, Brendan Rodgers has had to face his transfer failings head on. Iago Aspas - who arrived at Anfield from Celta Vigo for £9 million last year - has been loaned to Sevilla after failing to make an impression at Anfield.

The same thing has happened with 20-year-old Luis Alberto, who arrived from Sevilla for £7 million and has now been loaned to Malaga.

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Reus capture?

Borini was one of Rodgers' first signings when he took the manger's role at Liverpool and the Northern Irishman will acknowledge that his future signings have to be better.

Rumours persist in the media that Liverpool are pursuing German superstar Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of around £40m, however this yet to be supported by any firm claims from either club.

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