Report: Sunderland never made an approach for Moussa Sow, despite reported rejection

Moussa Sow reportedly rejected West Ham and Sunderland, but the Black Cats never wanted him.

According to a report in the Sunderland Echo, the Black Cats were never in the frame to sign Moussa Sow over the summer, despite the striker claiming that he rejected an approach before signing with Al Ahli.

Speaking to Sporx, Sow claimed that he fielded offers from both Sunderland and West Ham, but rejected both Premier League approaches to instead move to the Dubai-based club.

However, the Echo report claims that the Wearside outfit were never seriously looking at bringing in the 29-year-old Senegalese forward, who enjoyed a prolific season with Fenerbahce last term.

It is stated that director of football Lee Congerton was always looking at Fabio Borini as the striker he wanted to bring to the Stadium of Light, and a deal was done to bring Liverpool’s Italian forward to Sunderland on the last weekend of the transfer window.

Sow would have been a good signing for Dick Advocaat, and would have brought an added goal threat to a side who have started strongly in the final third, but if this report is to be believed, the Black Cats were never seriously considering the Senegalese international - and certainly never made an approach to sign him.

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