Sunderland forward Fabio Borini is said to have his heart set on returning to Italy, and is hoping to receive an offer from AC Milan.
Chronicle Live are reporting that the player, who is set to leave the Black Cats this season having failed to help them avoid relegation, is a target for Scottish side Celtic. However, the Serie A outfit are thought to be holding a keen interest in signing him as well.
The famous ac Milan must have drop its standards if their want borini #overrated
— Richard Southam (@richsouth72) June 18, 2017
Sunderland have yet to receive an offer, but Borini is holding out in the hopes that the Rossoneri make an approach this summer.
Milan still have Carlos Bacca in their squad, and having recently signed Portugal forward Andre Silva from Porto, competition for places up front will be tough.
Bacca is believed to be open to moving to Ligue 1 as he harbours concerns over his World Cup prospects for next year. If he were to leave, though, it could create a real opportunity for Borini, who enjoyed a fruitful spell the last time he played for an Italian club.
Borini scored nine goals in 24 appearances for Roma in the 2011/12 season whilst on loan from Parma, before joining Liverpool.
He signed for Sunderland on a permanent basis in 2015, having played out a season on loan with the side, but his career has been following a downward trajectory as of late.
The striker only managed to score two goal in 26 appearances last season, but is counting on a return to Italy for a change in fortune.
Whether or not they come calling, though, is something that’s left to be seen.