Sunderland striker Fabio Borini was undergoing a medical in Italy on Thursday with Seria A side AC Milan ahead of a move worth £5.3m. The 26-year-old flew to Milan on Wednesday as the fine details of the move were ironed out.
AC Milan was keen on signing the Italy international in January, alongside AS Roma, but Sunderland was reluctant to sell out as they fight for Premier League survival.
Borini joined Chelsea in the summer of 2007 from Bologna. During the 2008–09 season, he was made first choice striker for reserves. He was the top scorer for the reserves with 10 goals from 11 appearances.
Borini signed on a season-long loan with Sunderland on 2 September 2013 and made his Sunderland debut in a 1–3 home defeat to Arsenal, coming on as a 71st-minute substitute for Charis Mavrias. He made 24 appearances with 29 starts in the Premier League last season, scoring twice and registering only two assists. The 26-year old forward, who has been capped once by Italy, joined Sunderland from Liverpool for £14m in the summer of 2014, after an effective season-long loan in 2013/14.
Borini becomes the third prominent departure from the Stadium of Light this summer, following Jordan Pickford’s £30m move to Everton and erstwhile England striker Jermain Defoe.
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