According to reports from Diário de Notícias, Sunderland have submitted an offer of around £21 million for Benfica star Eduardo Salvio.
The appointment of David Moyes as Sunderland manager has certainly filled the fans with optimism once again and if all goes according to plan, the Black Cats should be able to avoid another relegation dogfight under the Scotsman during the upcoming Premier League campaign.
That being said though, the Premier League is currently more competitive than it has ever been and Sunderland will surely need to strengthen their squad before the end of the summer transfer window in order to avoid a relegation scrap once again.
A number of high profile players have been linked with Sunderland over the past few weeks and recently, Record had claimed that the Wearside based club were considering a swoop for Benfica attacker Salvio.
The report had stated that the President of Benfica, Luís Filipe Vieira, was in London last week to discuss the prospective transfer and now an update has been provided to the story.
According to Diário de Notícias, talks between Vieira and Sunderland for Salvio went well and the Premier League side have now tabled a bid of around £21 million for the Argentine international, with the aforementioned fee reportedly Benfica’s asking price.
There have been no details shared as to whether Benfica have accepted or rejected the offer from Sunderland but the transfer coming to fruition this summer looks well within the realms of possibility.