Sunderland have had a few action-packed years avoiding relegation from the Premier League over the past few seasons, but that spirit couldn’t last and the The Black Cats finally suffered relegation this past may to the EFL Championship. If that means one thing, it means that the lupi will start to circle and meet certain release clauses to rid Sunderland of their assets according to Sport Italia via Forza Italian Football.
AC Milan are one of these wolves, and their prey? It’s former Chelsea striker Fabio Borini. Borini hasn’t enjoyed a great year for Sunderland, bagging two goals in 24 games for the condemned side, and probably won’t be missed much by Sunderland, but he does have history in Serie A. Borini was loaned to Roma and managed a decent return of nine goals in 24 matches. That was almost six years ago though.
Borini would certainly mirror Nikola Kalinic in his abilities, but Kalinic seems the better forward. What’s more, Borini is - or was - on Premier League wages, meaning that Milan might have to stump up a bit of cash to bring him over.
All that and it might not be worth it - but a backup striker is just that.