Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj is expected to join Liverpool forward Fabio Borini and join Sunderland on a season-long loan deal, reports The Mail.
Borini, who scored ten goals in 40 appearances for the Black Cats during a loan spell in the 2013/14 season, is, however, much closer to sealing a deal than Januzaj.
Sunderland originally tried to bring the Italian back to Wearside last summer, but had no choice but to baulk at Liverpool's £12million asking price.
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He eventually failed to seal a move away from Anfield, but made only 12 Premier League appearances under Brendan Rodgers. That was despite the fact that Luis Suarez had taken his leave and Daniel Sturridge spent the majority of the season injured.
The 24-year-old is now more open to another temporary switch to the Stadium of Light and is closing in on a return. He could soon be joined by Januzaj.
Janzuaj to join him
Manchester United's Belgian winger is still only 20-years-old, but has already seen his reputation rise to stratospheric heights as well as plummet back down to earth.
He was the star of the show in David Moyes' one and only season in charge at Old Trafford, but has since fallen out of favour under Louis van Gaal.
With Pedro set to arrive from Barcelona, Januzaj is expected to be available for loan and Sunderland have been patiently waiting at the front of the queue. Dick Advocaat is growingly confident he can convince his compatriot to lend him the young winger.
However, Van Gaal will not sanction a deal until Pedro is in a Manchester United shirt. With Manchester City reportedly entering the race, Januzaj's departure is far from certain.
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