Premier League - Sunderland agree £14m fee for Liverpool striker Borini

Sunderland have agreed a fee in the region of £14m for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.

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Borini joined Liverpool from Parma in 2012 but struggled to break into the first team and subsequently spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light.

The 23-year-old striker impressed Black Cats manager Gus Poyet during his stint in the North East - scoring 7 goals in 32 league appearances - and the Uruguayan has since been working on a deal to sign the Liverpool man on a permanent deal.

Borini was reportedly at the top of Poyet's shopping list and, after having an initial bid of £10 million turned down by the Anfield club, a fee of £14m was agreed on Friday.

The Italian will become the second striker to depart Liverpool following Luis Suarez's transfer to Barcelona.

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