Sunderland allowed Fabio Borini to join AC Milan on a season-long loan deal in 2017 and the move was made permanent earlier in June as the forward signed a three-year contract with the Serie A outfit.

The 27-year-old has struggled for regular minutes this season and has started only three league games and has three more starts to his name in the Europa League.

Italian website Tutto Mercato Web claims the Rossoneri could sell the player soon and have already received two offers for him, which includes one from Newcastle United.

The Magpies and the Black Cats are arch rivals and the report mentions that Rafael Benitez’s side have tabled an offer, ‘despite the rivalry’ between Newcastle and Borini’s previous employer, Sunderland.

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TMW also claims the other offer is from Chin,a and Milan will sanction the former Premier League attacker’s sale in the winter market, if potential suitors meet their valuation of €10-€12m for Borini.

This isn’t the first time Newcastle have been linked to Borini, and it seems a favourite one to wheel out for the Italian media.