Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says that bringing someone in on loan will be the easiest transfer the club will complete this month.
The Black Cats are looking to sign a Premier League player in a temporary move and Poyet has given the side's supporters confidence that they will be able to complete the deal.
Although the Uruguayan admits that he is facing a lot of competition for his unknown target, he thinks that bringing in a loan addition will be easier than securing a permanent move.
“We’ve got one Premier League loan still," Poyet told the Sunderland Echo.
“I think sometimes it’s the easiest one to do, but the problem is the competition."
Sunderland have had great success in the loan market in recent times. The signings of Ki Sung-yueng from Swansea City and Fabio Borini from Liverpool helped them avoid the drop last time around and they will be hoping that their January addition can have a similar impact.
The North East outfit have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur duo Mousa Dembele and Andros Townsend, while Borini remains on their wish list.
Also linked is Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, but there has been no confirmation from the club as to the identity of their main loan target.