Sunderland confirm permanent AC Milan move for Borini, Lens to join Besiktas

Following Sunderland's relegation to the third tier of English football, Fabio Borini and Jeremain Lens will join AC Milan and Besiktas.

AC Milan forward Fabio Borini   -  Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Sunderland has confirmed Fabio Borini and Jeremain Lens will complete permanent moves to AC Milan and Besiktas, respectively, in July.

Former Liverpool forward Borini spent last season on loan at Milan, making 44 appearances in all competitions and scoring five goals.

In releasing its retained list for the new season on Thursday, Sunderland - relegated to League One last term - confirmed the Italian will move to San Siro on a permanent basis on July 1. Similarly, winger Lens will sign for Besiktas, the club he played for on loan last term.

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