— Chris Young (@YoungSunEcho) July 18, 2014
He scored seven goals in 32 appearances for the Black Cats and now Gus Poyet wants to make his move permanent.
The Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe reports:
He was a priority signing for the Black Cats, but after an earlier valuation of £10 million was rejected, terms were agreed on Friday.
Whilst the Daily Mirror’s David Anderson writes:
A £14 million deal would represent a sizeable profit for Liverpool on Borini, who struggled to fit in at Anfield with just two goals in 20 appearances following his £10.5 million move from Roma in 2012.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) July 18, 2014
With the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75 million, Borini’s expected departure and the sale of Oussama Assaidi, Rodgers’ spending kitty for the summer is growing substantially.
Reports on Friday suggested Liverpool were looking to sign QPR forward Loic Remy, most likely as a back-up striker to Daniel Sturridge for around £8 million, though talks were said to be stalling over the player’s wages.