According to Gianluca di Marzio, Sunderland and Napoli have agreed upon a fee for the transfer of Dutch international midfielder Jonathan De Guzman.
Following the Black Cats' disastrous start to the season, boss Dick Advocaat has been keen to make some much-needed additions ahead of the upcoming transfer window deadline.
As confirmed by Gianluca di Marzio yesterday, Sunderland opened talks with Napoli over the possibility of bringing in De Guzman, with an initial season-long loan deal mooted.
However, after just one season in Italy, he could be about to make a swift return to the Premier League as fresh reports claim that Sunderland and Napoli have agreed upon a deal for the player.
According to the report by Gianluca di Marzio, an initial season-long loan has been agreed with an obligatory purchase of around £3.6 million set for next summer.
De Guzman has askeed for 48 hours to decide whether to accept the offer or not.
What would his arrival give Sunderland?
De Guzman is a solid midfielder who is reliable in possession, looks to distribute the ball quickly and can provide goals from deep, scoring seven goals and adding three assists last season for Napoli.
The Stadium of Light outfit have a serious lack of creativity in their ranks, and a player of De Guzman’s capabilities is exactly the sort of midfielder they need to get the best out of their strikers.