Sunderland close to sealing deal for former Premier League striker – sources

Sunderland are set to land former Hull City striker Dame N’Doye on loan for the rest of the season, according to sources at ESPN.

The 30-year old arrived at the KC Stadium in February 2015, though his five goals in 15 Premier League games ultimately proved powerless to prevent the Tigers facing relegation.

The Senegal international forward was then sold to Turkish side Trabzonspor in the summer, though has largely failed to make an impact since his move.

Now, Black Cats chief Sam Allardyce is reportedly aiming to lure the former Lokomotiv Moscow back to these shores as he desperately looks to add goals to his side.

Jermain Defoe continues to be linked with a move away, while Fabio Borini and Steven Fletcher have never been considered prolific in the top tier.

The Wearside outfit have notched 22 times in their opening 20 Premier League games and find themselves in the bottom three, four points from safety.