Fabio Borini linked with January move to Sunderland

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Out of favour Liverpool forward Fabio Borini is set to be the subject of a transfer to Sunderland, after they have supposedly reinstated their interest, the Daily Mail claim.

The young Italian frontman has found playing time hard to come by, with Brendan Rodgers making the acquisition of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert in the summer.

Now, with Liverpool looking likely to face elimination from the group stages of the Champions League, Borini will find it even harder to improve on his three appearances for the Reds this season.

The Black Cats had a £14 million pound bid accepted by Liverpool in the summer, only for the player himself to decide he wanted to stay in Merseyside and fight for his place. Borini had a spell at Sunderland during the 2013-2014 season, where he bagged seven goals in 32 appearances for the Wearside club.

Poyet A Big Fan

Under Poyet, the young Italian striker can be assured that he will get a significant increase in playing time, as the former Chelsea legend evidently rates him highly.

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The Uruguyan told the Daily Star: "We've been watching a certain quantity of players in certain positions for a while."

"We've been watching a certain quantity of players in certain positions for a while"

"Now, it's time to meet to discuss everything.

"So, in the next two or three weeks, we'll start getting in contact with clubs and agents and see where we get to."

If the deal for Borini is done when the transfer window re-opens on January 1, then Borini could be in contention to face the Reds when Sunderland take them on at the Stadium of Light on January 10.

Sunderland's Aims

It is believed that Poyet will hold talks with Sunderland's Director of Football Lee Congerton this week to discuss transfer target and where they need to strengthen.

Rumour has it that Poyet has made it fairly clear that the Wearside club want to bring in at least one defender after their defensive frailties have cost them dear this season, which included getting eight smashed past them against Southampton.

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