The Sunderland boss has dismissed links with a Queens Park Rangers player.
A recent report from the Mirror claimed the Black Cats were eyeing a cut-price move for the Brazilian as they sought to strengthen their first-team squad this month. However Allardyce was quick to dismiss the links as nothing more than paper talk.
In comments later posted on Sunderland’s official website, Allardyce said, “Sandro, we were never interested in him.”
While the 26-year-old will not be arriving at the Stadium of Light, Allardyce confirmed that Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff was in the building ahead of a proposed move to the club.
The 25-year-old’s ability to play either as a centre-back or a holding midfielder may have played a part in Sunderland’s decision not to pursue Sandro, but whatever the reason it seems the club will still look to strengthen further in what remains of this transfer window.
Ad for Sandro, he will now be looking to get back to playing regularly for QPR after an injury-hit campaign to date.