EPL Transfer News 2014: Fabio Borini to Sunderland; Arsenal Target Bender, Griezmann, Balotelli; Man United’s Javier Hernandez to Inter Milan?

Fabio Borini looks set to join Sunderland, Arsene Wenger lines up three potential transfers, and Javier Hernandez might be moving to Inter Milan.

On Merseyside, Liverpool have agreed to sell Italian striker Fabio Borini to Sunderland for a £14 million ($23.9 million) fee, according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old striker was one of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ initial signings.

Borini failed to impress after injuries and a lack of regular playing time.

Last season, Borini joined the Black Cats on loan where he shined, scoring 7 goals and providing 2 assists in 25 appearances.

With Borini’s departure to Wearside, and Luis Suarez’s transfer to Barcelona after yet another “Bite-Gate” incident at the World Cup, Liverpool only have two first team strikers left in the form of Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert.

Over in North London, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could be making three big name signings, CaughtOffside reports.

First in line is Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, who is estimated to cost about £20 million ($34.2 million).

Wenger originally targeted Sami Khedira, but was put off by his excessive wage demands.

The Bender deal is supposedly settled, and the German player should be heading to London for a medical soon.

Wenger could also sign France international Antoine Griezmann. The 23-year-old impressed for Real Sociedad last season, scoring 20 goals.

Griezmann also impressed at World Cup 2014 with his turn of pace and overall play.

Finally, Wenger could move for unsettled AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

Milan have reportedly asked £29 million ($49.5 million) for the striker, Wenger might break the bank for the talented Italian after rejecting a move for Queens Park Rangers’ Loic Remy.

Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez could be moving out of Old Trafford on loan to Inter Milan next season, according to talkSPORT.

Hernandez is currently the fourth choice striker an Manchester United, behind Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, and Danny Welbeck.

Inter could pay £1.5 million ($2.6 million) to take Hernandez on loan for a year, before offering £9.5 million ($16.2 million) to bring him in on a permanent contract.

 

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