Borowski returns to Bremen

BERLIN - Germany midfielder Tim Borowski has returned to Werder Bremen after only a year at Bayern Munich, the northern German club said on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old, whose contract with Bayern ran until 2011, failed to win a starting place at Bayern last season.

"I had a curious year at Bayern but would not want to miss out on this great experience," Borowski told reporters.

Borowski, who played from 2001 to 2008 for Werder, will sign a three-year deal with an option for one more, the club said.

German media reported the transfer fee was about five million euros.