Sunderland are in talks with Adnan Januzaj over a potential loan move from Manchester United, the Mirror has reported.
The winger started just seven games in all competitions last season for United, and with the signing of Memphis Depay and the expected arrival of Pedro from Barcelona - Januzaj can expect to find himself further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
The Sunderland Echo are reporting that 'productive discussions between the two clubs' have already taken place which suggests a deal could happen this week.
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However, the Belgian is still only 20-years-old and could well have a long and prosperous career at United ahead of him. One thing is for sure though, it won't be easy for the former Anderlecht academy player.
Januzaj would provide much needed competition to both Adam Johnson and Sebastian Larsson on the wing for Sunderland.
The Black Cats have brought in five new summer signings so far but their transfer business is surely not over as they look to improve on last season's 16th placed finish, although look likely to be involved in the fight for survival yet again.
After impressing during a loan spell, Sebastian Coates has joined from Liverpool along with fellow central defender Younes Kaboul from Tottenham.
Jeremain Lens completed an £8 million move from Dynamo Kiev last month and is equally as comfortable on the wing or up front.