Gus Poyet expects new signings this week - Possible candidates

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has told reporters he expects the club to tie up a number of deals in the next couple of days.

Ahead of flying home from Sunderland's pre-season tour of Portugal, the 46-year-old Black Cats boss fielded questions from reporters regarding the club's activity in the transfer window. 

Poyet told The Northern Echo; "There are plenty of things going on and I’m looking forward to things happening in the next few days, so it’s all positive," 

"I think we have a great chance (of signing players), a great chance. People are going to be surprised, which is great. It’s all positive.

"We’ve had a few things that before we knew it they didn’t work. But I’m hoping there’s going to be some good news over the next two or three days."

Here are the three players we are most likely to see arrive at the Stadium of Light in the coming days; 

Jack Rodwell 

The 23-year-old Manchester City midfielder is reported to be on Wearside this afternoon discussing personal terms on a five-year deal with the club. 

Goal report Sunderland and Manchester City have agreed a fee of £10 million, with the midfielder now surplus to requirements at the Etihad and ready to move on this summer. 

Rodwell has seen his short time at the Premier League champions completely blighted by injury, but there's no doubt of the quality he could offer Sunderland should he finally be able put his fitness concerns behind him. 

Fabio Borini 

Almost three weeks have passed since Sunderland had a £14 million offer for the Italian accepted by Liverpool, but progression in the deal since then has been nothing short of leisurely. 

There was however what could be considered good news for Sunderland fans today, with Poyet confirming that the club are in talks with Borini ahead of a possible move. 

The Sunderland manager has remained confident in his chances to lure Borini to back to the club on a permanent basis, and we should find out before the end of this week whether or not the 46-year-old is to land his number one target. 

Santiago Vergini 

The Argentinian spent the second half of last season on loan at the Stadium of Light, and was expected to make his move a permanent one last week. 

It was thought that the 26-year-old's move to Wearside was as good as done, but for whatever reason there seems to have been a delay in finalising proceedings. 

It remains unlikely that anything will stand in the way of what appears to be a straight forward deal, and we will probably see the defender sign later this week. 

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