Five could leave Sunderland on loan - report

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Sunderland could allow five of their players to leave on loan in the coming days, according to a report.

Sunderland are looking to loan out five players including Danny Graham and Cabral now that the window has re-opened once again.

The duo of first-team players have fallen out of favour at Gus Poyet’s side and are set to move on, with the club keen to offload them.

Graham has struggled to make an impact at the Stadium of Light ever since joining and the Black Cats had wanted to sell him on a permanent transfer over the summer, but failed. 

As a result, it means that they could turn to getting rid of him on a temporary basis - with Charlton Athletic currently the most likely suitors. 

Middlesbrough had been linked in the summer transfer window, but the striking ranks at the Riverside look pretty packed and there is probably no more room for attacking additions. 

If Graham does head to Charlton he will be wanting to find the form which made him a success at Swansea City and Watford and ensure that his problems with finding the back of the net stop. 

Meanwhile, Cabral has seemingly known about his future all summer. 

The powerful midfielder's agent has already commented saying that he was working on a loan move for him and that a number of Championship sides had expressed an interest. 

Whether those words are true remains to be seen, with links of possible destination sparse, but if he does move he will be hoping to prove that he can make an impact in England. 

The 25-year-old only completed a move to the Stadium of Light last year but, after only one appearance, his time on Wearside is coming to an end. 

The first-team duo could be followed out of the door by a trio of young prospects, too. 

Duncan Watmore, David Ferguson and Mikael Mandron have all had interest in them already and Poyet is interested in getting them first-team experience before utilising in Sunderland's first-team.

“We’ve had enquiries about David Ferguson, Mikael Mandron and Watmore already," Poyet confirmed. "I’m sure there’s going to be more a few players that are interesting other teams, but those are the main ones we’re looking at."

“We didn’t want to do anything too early, because we didn’t know the final squad.”

All of the trio are expected to join League One and League Two clubs in the coming days. 

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