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Roma and AC Milan are both showing interest in Sunderland’s striker, Fabio Borini, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Borini had a brief stint in the Serie A with Roma back in the 2011/2012 season. He scored nine goals in 24 appearances for Roma that season, before moving to Liverpool in the Premier League. Borini has spent the last five seasons in England, but a return to Italy could be in his future.

Di Marzio reports that both Vincenzo Montella and Luciano Spalletti are fans of Borini. Sunderland and both Serie A sides have made their first contacts. However, both Roma and Milan would want the deal be a loan with an option to buy.

Borini’s agent works to figure out if a move can be done. However, it appears difficult for Sunderland to accept a deal on any of the conditions presented, according to Di Marzio. If neither of the clubs reach a deal in January, Borini could return to Italy in June.

Borini scored his first goal of the season in a loss to Manchester United on Dec. 26. The Italian striker has only appeared in five games this season and just returned from an injury.

The clubs will continue to negotiate. Borini’s future may not be in England.

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