Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is to undergo a medical at AC Milan on Thursday as he looks to complete a move back to Serie A.
Press Association Sport understands the 26-year-old, who has also been courted by Lazio, flew to his native Italy on Wednesday in a bid to tie up the deal.
Reports in the Italian media have suggested he will complete a £5.3million permanent transfer, although the finer details of the proposed move are still to be finalised.
A successful conclusion to the negotiations would see Borini leave the Stadium of Light two years after his £10million switch from Liverpool on a four-year deal.
The former Chelsea trainee has made a total of 90 appearances – the first 40 of them on loan – and scored 17 goals, including one in a Capital One Cup final defeat by Manchester City in March 2014, for the Black Cats.
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