The Sunderland keeper has been sidelined since August.
Sunderland sit bottom of the Premier League with just two points to their name.
The Italian goalkeeper has been missing since an elbow injury ruled him out of action in late August.
The Italian is recovering from elbow ligament damage.
The Italian is working back from his elbow injury.
West Ham United star Dimitri Payet’s rabona against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday impressed Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
Sunderland make request to FIFA in an attempt to secure the services of Boavista goalkeeper Mika.
The Portuguese 'keeper's move is the subject of an appeal to Uefa.
The goalkeeper has suffered torn elbow ligaments.
Sunderland are reportedly interested in securing the services of Torino goalkeeper Daniele Padelli.