Report: Club president in London to discuss Sunderland’s prospective £21 million move for Eduardo Salvio

New Sunderland manager David Moyes arrives before the match

The Benfica chief is reportedly in London to discuss the transfer of Eduardo Salvio with Sunderland.

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the match

According to reports from Portuguese media outlet Record, Benfica President, Luís Filipe Vieira, has arrived in London to hold talks with Sunderland over the transfer of Eduardo Salvio.

Sunderland lost the services of manager Sam Allardyce to the England national team earlier this month but it has to be said that the Black Cats have appointed a more than capable successor to the 61-year-old in the form of David Moyes.

New Sunderland manager David Moyes arrives before the match

Many feel that under Moyes, Sunderland should have no problems whatsoever in avoiding relegation but in saying that, the Scotsman will most certainly have to strengthen his squad this summer.

The likes of Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj (The Sun) and Micah Richards (Daily Star) among others, have all been linked with a move to Sunderland over the past few days and recently, Portuguese media outlet Record had claimed that the Black Cats were also interested in Benfica star Eduardo Salvio.

General view - Stadium of Light Sunderland

Salvio has been one of the most potent attackers in Europe over the past few years and although he missed majority of last season with a knee injury, Sunderland are said to be ready to make a move for the 26-year-old this summer.

Now in a further development to the story, Record have gone on to claim that the President of Benfica, Luís Filipe Vieira, is currently in London to hold talks with Sunderland regarding the prospective transfer of Salvio.

Record earlier stated that Benfica have placed a sizeable £21 million asking price for Salvio and it will be interesting to see if Sunderland will be ready to splash such a huge fee to sign the Argentinean international.

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