Sunderland turn attention to Danny Welbeck over Fabio Borini?

Sunderland reportedly consider a move for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck as their pursuit of Fabio Borini continues to stall.

Sunderland are reportedly considering a move for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck as their pursuit of Fabio Borini continues to stall.

The Black Cats agreed a reported £14m fee with Liverpool earlier this summer for the 23-year-old, who spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light.

However, a deal has yet to be agreed with the player, despite manager Gus Poyet insisting that Borini wants to join the North-East outfit.

According to The Express, Poyet is now considering a move for Welbeck should his pursuit of Borini fail.

Welbeck was previously linked with Hull City, but manager Steve Bruce recently rejected the rumours.

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates his opening goal against the LA Galaxy during their Chevrolet Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on July 23, 2014
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