Sunderland are reportedly sniffing around Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro Raniere this January as big Sam looks to strengthen the Black Cats.
The Sunderland boss is desperate to build a side, as they enter the second half of the season with a relegation battle, second bottom of the Premiership.
Sam seems to be focused on defenders but with the likes of Jack Rodwell injured again who joins fellow midfielder Seb Larsson.
QPR are reportedly in need of reducing their very high wage bill, a payout that would make most Premier League side struggle.
Having started life in the English top flight with Spurs, before moving to big spending QPR as they got relegated, there’s a high chance that Sandro will want another crack in the league.