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Report: Chris Coleman expects to sign Ben Woodburn within the next seven days

Wales player Ben Woodburn in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium  on October 9, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing the Liverpool youngster on loan.

Wales player Ben Woodburn in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium  on October 9, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

According to reports from the Northern Echo, Sunderland boss Chris Coleman is hopeful of signing Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn in the January transfer window.

The Black Cats have been heavily linked with a move for the exciting Liverpool forward, who played under Coleman when he was the manager of the Wales national team.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

Liverpool were open to letting Woodburn leave on loan to gain experience, but Jurgen Klopp had expressed reservations about losing the youngster following Philippe Coutinho’s £142 million move to Barcelona.

However, with Mohamed Salah set to return from injury before the weekend, the Liverpool manager is ready to discuss the situation with Sunderland officials this week.

Wales player Ben Woodburn in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium  on October 9, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

The Black Cats are hoping that the teenage striker will be given the green light to move to Wearside within the next seven days.

Sunderland are on the brink of signing Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter on loan for the rest of the season. Coleman would like to bring four to five new faces at the Stadium of Light this month, but with no funds available to the manager, a lot will depend on what happens in terms of outgoing transfers.

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