Sunderland AFC transfer news round-up: Ex-Cat derby day hero linked with Premier League move

Crystal Palace have enquired about the possibility of signing AC Milan forward Fabio Borini in January, according to reports.

Sky Italia state that the ex-Chelsea, Liverpool and Sunderland forward is set to leave the San Siro in search of regular football.

And according to MilanNews, the versatile 28-year-old is unfancied by boss Stefano Pioli in any of his attacking positions and is unlikely to break into his plans having only played 70 minutes so far this campaign.

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Fabio Borini of AC Milan gestures during the Serie A.Fabio Borini of AC Milan gestures during the Serie A.
Fabio Borini of AC Milan gestures during the Serie A.

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Elsewhere in League One, Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has reiterated that he does not intend to let any of his players leave on loan this January.

Speaking in an interview with the Portsmouth News, Jackett said: “I don’t necessarily want to be moving people out in January.

“I want this group to keep working as a group, the dynamics are important.”