Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce wants three more signings

Sunderland are looking to significantly strengthen their squad this month.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says he is looking to add two more outfield players and another goalkeeper to fill the void left by Costel Pantilimon during the January transfer window.

He told the Sunderland Echo: We've already got two in and we are obviously pushing for two more outfield players if we can.

"Now Costel has gone, I think I need to find a third goalkeeper as well, which I don't think will be a problem."

The Black Cats currently occupy 19th position in the Premier League table, four points adrift of safety despite recording two victories against their relegation rivals in their last three matches.

January was always going to be a big month for the club in their bid to beat the drop, and boss Sam Allardyce is looking to take advantage of the market and make some much-needed additions.

Centre-back Jan Kirchhoff has already joined from Bayern Munich and made his debut against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, while striker Dame N’Doye has come in on loan.

Allardyce, however, isn’t done there and admits he wants two more outfield players this month.

One is likely to be another striker on order to take the burden off top scorer Jermain Defoe. Swansea City’s Andre Ayew has been heavily linked as reported by the Mirror, though the Welsh outfit will be reluctant to sell to a rival

Sunderland have also moved players out this month, with Danny Graham joining Blackburn Rovers on loan with a view to a permanent deal and Costel Pantilimon heading to Watford.

The Romania international’s switch to Vicarage Road leaves the Mackems with just two recognised goalkeepers, a situation which Allardyce is seemingly also keen to rectify this month.

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