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Poyet hopeful on more arrivals

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is not frustrated that the club's transfer bid for Fabio Borini of Liverpool has still not gone through.

The Wearsiders claimed that they had agreed a fee of 14million for the 23-year-old, who scored 10 goals while on loan with them last season.

But Borini is with the Reds on their pre-season tour of the United States and is thought to be mulling over his options.

Poyet has added Jordi Gomez, Costel Pantilimon and Billy Jones to his squad so far this summer, but had hoped to have brought more players in ahead of a pre-season trip overseas.

"I don't think the word is 'frustration', I'm a normal manager that wants his players as soon as possible," the Uruguayan told Sky Sports.

"There are things that are very, very close but we cannot get it over the line so that brings a little nerves because you want the players.

"The idea was to take most of the squad to Portugal on Friday, but it's not going to be possible, and it changes the plans because it's going to be a totally different preparation. Maybe we'll be surprised and sign three or four players on Wednesday or Thursday."

When asked whether any signings over the next few days would be his last of the summer, Poyet added: "It wouldn't be the finish but it would be much better for me.

"There are a few things that we thought for a few days were nearly done and there's always something happening, but until you get the player training with you, it's not done."