Report: Allardyce wants instant January deal for Dame N'Doye, Sunderland lead race

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Sam Allardyce reportedly wants to bring Dame N'Doye to Sunderland.

According to the Daily Mirror, Sunderland are pursuing Trabzonspor striker Dame N'Doye, with manager Sam Allardyce keen to get him in as soon as the January transfer window opens.

The Black Cats have long struggled for goals, and whilst they beat Newcastle 3-0 last weekend, it seems that new boss Allardyce is keen to bolster his options.

Fabio Borini, Jermain Defoe and Steven Fletcher are Allardyce's main strikers, but none of them have the physicality which Allardyce's strikers tend to have - and he is allegedly looking at a player who can certainly fill that role.

The Daily Mirror report that Sunderland are pursuing Trabzonspor striker Dame N'Doye, who has been told he can leave the Turkish club on loan in January, due to financial complications.

N'Doye, 30, enjoyed prolific spells with FC Copenhagen and Lokomotiv Moscow, but will be best known for having played in the Premier League with Hull City last season.

The Senegalese hitman scored five goals in 15 games having arrived in January, but he couldn't keep the Tigers in the top flight, and he left for Turkey upon their relegation to the Championship.

Now though, a return to England could be on the cards, with Allardyce allegedly looking to agree a deal for N'Doye as soon as the January transfer window opens, with Sunderland leading Premier League rivals Bournemouth and Norwich in the race for his signature.

With pace and power - as well as a proven goalscoring record - N'Doye could be just what Sunderland need, especially in Allardyce's system. Whilst it may just be a loan deal initially, Sunderland will be hoping that N'Doye can be their saviour in front of goal to help keep them in the Premier League.

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