David Moyes with Adnan Januzaj
According to The Sun, Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj doesn't want another loan move away from the club – and Sunderland would have to pay around £10m to land the Belgian.
Januzaj, 21, shot to fame under now-Sunderland boss David Moyes at Manchester United, as he scored twice in a come-from-behind win over the Black Cats back in October 2013.
Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj in action with Club Brugge's Dion Cools
Then billed as one of Europe's next great wingers, Januzaj has since struggled to kick on at Old Trafford, and now looks set to leave the club under Jose Mourinho this summer.
The Sun report that Moyes is keen to reunite with Januzaj at Sunderland, but the player himself isn't keen on another loan move, and wants to leave Old Trafford on a permanent basis.
Borussia Dortmund's Jacob Bruun Larsen in action with Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj
Januzaj had a failed loan spell with Borussia Dortmund last season, and rather than go out on loan again and not know where his long-term future lies, Januzaj is ready to reject a temporary exit in order to force through a permanent departure.
It's claimed that Sunderland may have to pay £10m to land Januzaj, and Moyes will be keen to get deals done with less than two weeks to go until the start of the new Premier League season.
Adnan Januzaj in action for Borussia Dortmund
Sunderland have yet to make a summer signing, and adding Januzaj would give Moyes some creativity as he looks to give Jermain Defoe a productive supply line.
A loan move is seemingly off the table for Sunderland though, meaning Moyes will have to be heavily backed in the transfer market to secure his man on a permanent basis.
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