The Reds have already agreed a £14 million fee with the Black Cats for the sale of the Italian, but Borini doesn’t want a permanent move, according to the Daily Mirror:
Borini is still top of Poyet’s wish list and the decision is now down to Liverpool who were happy to cash in but may have to settle for a much smaller loan fee.
Borini enjoyed a successful stay at the Stadium of Light last season, scoring 10 goals in 29 appearances.
On Sunday, Sunderland boss Guy Poyet was still hopeful of signing Borini.
Speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League, the Uruguayan boss told Sky Sports, “We’re still going and we’re still trying. Nothing has changed, for good or for bad.”