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Sunderland are reportedly plotting the most ridiculous summer transfer

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What a miserable season it's been for Sunderland.

Last weekend's 1-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth saw the Black Cats relegated from the Premier League with four games remaining.

What best sums up their form in 2017 is how they've only scored two goals since February 4, both of which coming against West Ham.

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You know you're in trouble when even Jermain Defoe isn't finding the back of the net.

Despite suffering relegation in his first season in charge at Sunderland, manager David Moyes has vowed to stay put and help the club rebuild in the Championship.

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Asked on Friday whether he has made a decision on his future at the Stadium of Light, Moyes replied: "Ellis [Short] and the board want me to stay.

"I don't know what you mean by 'decision'. I've got a four-year contract, so I don't know what you're talking about 'a decision'."

"We have to work, we have to find a way to get things correct. We will look to see what we can do."

Wholesale change is needed in Sunderland's squad this summer if they're going to secure immediate promotion back into the Premier League.

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What they don't need right now, though, are reports suggesting Defoe will leave. He's their top goalscorer this season with 14 league goals, which accounts for over half the team's total.

Replacing the 34-year-old will be a tall order but according to reports, Moyes is trying to pull off an absolutely ridiculous summer transfer. 

Turkish newspaper Fotomac claim that Sunderland have enquired into signing Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder - no, seriously.

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Galatasaray are said to be interested in Jeremain Lens, who is currently out on loan with Fenerbahce, and Sunderland believe they can use the winger as a bargaining chip to land Sneijder.

Safe to say it's never going to happen, because why would Sneijder - a one-time Champions League winner - want to play for Sunderland in the Championship?

As you would expect, Galatasaray reportedly rejected the idea of swapping their midfield maestro for Lens. They probably laughed in Moyes' face when he suggested it.

Sneijder, now 32, may be approaching the twilight years of his career, but he's still a top-class attacking midfielder and a long way away from playing lower league football.

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