Sunderland target Borini returning from Liverpool tour

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SUNDERLAND target Fabio Borini is returning to the UK from Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America.

It has been more than a week since Sunderland agreed a £14million fee with Liverpool to re-sign the Italian, who netted 10 goals during last season’s loan spell at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has remained hopeful that the Black Cats will be able to agree personal terms with Borini, despite suggestions from his agent that he wants to remain at Anfield.

And Borini today confirmed that he is on his way back to the UK for treatment on the shoulder injury he sustained in Liverpool’s friendly with Roma in midweek.

“So bored in the hotel room waiting to fly back to England to recover as quick as possible!! #comeback #recovery #hardwork #desire” he tweeted.

Borini’s message will raise hopes among Sunderland fans that he is returning home for more than just medical treatment.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had indicated on Thursday that Borini had only sustained bruising to his shoulder and would not be sidelined for long.

Rodgers said: “He will miss a few days training and won’t train for the remainder of the trip here in Boston. He’ll be available again in a few days.”