The Daily Mail says Borini is the subject of an £8million bid from Sunderland as they attempt to lure back last season's loan star to Wearside.
The Liverpool striker spent the entirety of the last campaign at the Stadium of Light and became a favourite after netting crucial goals in their fight against Premier League relegation.
Gus Poyet's side eventually steered their way clear of danger, thanks in part to the Italian's contribution up front alongside Connor Wickham.
And they want the 23-year-old to spearhead their attack when the new term starts next month.
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