Report: Sunderland target Danny Simpson in £4m deal

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has reportedly returned from a pre-season training camp in Austria to push through an unknown deal.

Sunderland manager Sam AllardyceSunderland manager Sam Allardyce

According to the Shield's Gazette, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has left the club’s pre-season training camp in Austria to try to speed up talks with a transfer target.

The Black Cats boss is keen to add to his squad this summer to ensure they are not fighting relegation again next season.

It has so far been a frustrating transfer window for him though, with no new signings having arrived at the club as yet.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce reactsSunderland manager Sam Allardyce reacts

Sunderland had been close to a deal for former Newcastle United full back Davide Santon before a disagreement with Inter Milan ended that move.

Allardyce has already spoken of his frustration at the lack of movement, and as a result the Shield's Gazette reports that he has flown back from Austria to try to seal another deal.

Leicester City's Danny Simpson and N'Golo Kante in action with Swansea's Wayne Routledge

And that man could be Leicester City star Danny Simpson, who the Mirror report is a £4 million target for Sam Allardyce’s side.

The right-back spot is one Sunderland are keen to strengthen, with DeAndre Yedlin having returned to Tottenham Hotspur after his loan spell last season.

Simpson has just one year left on his deal with the Premier League champions and is yet to sign a new contract. That has alerted Allardyce, who is reportedly keen on doing a surprise deal and solving a major headache in one fell swoop.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Kasper Schmeichel, Riyad Mahrez, Andy King, Christian Fuchs, Danny Drinkwater, Leonardo Ulloa, Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy with the trophy on the bus during the parade

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