Toon Miss Out On Ex-Mackem

Newcastle United look set to miss out on AC Milan striker Fabio Borini following concrete interest from the Chinese Super League.

Italian news outlet Tutto Mercato claimed yesterday Rafa Benitez had launched a £9million bid for the ex-Sunderland ace as he searches to bolster his squad in January.

The report did reveal there was interest from Shenzhen FC , however according to Calciomercato, the Chinese club's desire to sign the 27-year-old has intensified.

Fresh speculation suggests Borini's representatives will fly to Hong Kong this evening to negotiate a deal, which they hope to conclude over the coming days.