Bayern Munich ace close to January switch to Sunderland

Sunderland are closing in on a January deal for Bayern Munich ace Jan Kirchhoff, according to reports from the Express.

Black Cats manager Sam Allardyce is hoping to bring in a few new players in the transfer window as he aims to help keep the Wearside club in the English top flight, and Spanish source Fijaches have claimed that a deal for Kirchhoff is imminent.

Allardyce’s men have just come off a morale boosting 3-1 win over Aston Villa the past weekend, a result that helped push Sunderland four points away from safety heading into the second half of the campaign.

And the arrival of Kirchhoff will greatly add to Sunderland’s weak back-line, with the Black Cats conceding the most goals (39) in the Premier League so far this season.

Kirchchoff was signed from Mainz in the summer of 2013 but failed to break into the first-team, spending most of his time on loan with FC Schalke.

The 25-year-old has only made two appearances in all competitions for Bayern this season.