Report: Sunderland have £6m bid for Domagoj Vida rejected, Moyes told to pay £10m

- Croatia's Domagoj Vida and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in action

Sunderland have reportedly failed with a bid for Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida.

- Croatia's Domagoj Vida during the news conferenceCroatia's Domagoj Vida during a news conference

According to The Mirror, Sunderland have had a £6m bid for Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida rejected – and the Ukrainian giants want £10m for him.

The Black Cats swooped to make their first signing of the summer on Friday night, as they landed Chelsea's unwanted centre back Papy Djilobodji, with the Senegalese defender becoming David Moyes' first signing as manager.

- Croatia's Domagoj Vida and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in actionCroatia's Domagoj Vida and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in action

Djilobodji should form a strong partnership with Lamine Kone in the heart of the Sunderland defence, but Moyes isn't quite done re-tooling his back line just yet.

 

The Mirror report that Moyes wants to lure Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida to Wearside, but has had a £6m bid rejected, with the Ukrainians wanting a fee of £10m instead.

 

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Vida, 27, joined Dynamo Kiev from Dinamo Zagreb back in January 2013, and has now made 105 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals.

This summer, Vida impressed as a centre back for Croatia at Euro 2016, forming a superb partnership with ex-Premier League defender Vedran Corluka – and his performances in France appear to have caught Moyes' eye.

Croatia's Domagoj Vida in action with Czech Republic's David LafataCroatia's Domagoj Vida in action with Czech Republic's David Lafata

Unfortunately, it's believed that Sunderland's opening bid of £6m has been turned down, and Dynamo Kiev will instead hold out for almost double that, with a £10m asking price slapped on Vida's head.

Capable of playing at right back or centre back, Vida would be a versatile option for Moyes at the back, and both positions were problem areas for Sunderland last season – but whether Sunderland make another bid for Vida remains to be seen.

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