Report: Sam Allardyce scouts Lorient v PSG; targeting Benjamin Moukandjo and Raphael Guerreiro

Sunderland are planning some major reinforcements in the January transfer window.

Sunderland need to use the transfer window wisely to improve their poor squad, and a report in the Echo claims that Sam Allardyce has identified two players he would like to bring to the Stadium of Light in January.

As the Black Cats are not playing until this evening, Allardyce used the weekend to scout potential January signings, and he spent Saturday in France.

Deciding upon watching the Ligue 1 clash between Lorient and PSG - which ended in a 2-1 victory to the Paris club - Allardyce reportedly identified two targets he would like to bring to Wearside in January.

The report claims that the manager was watching striker Benjamin Moukandjo and left-back Raphael Guerreiro, who have been two of the best players in Ligue 1 this term.

Moukandjo, 27, is currently leading scorer in the top division with 10 goals in 14 games, whilst Guerreiro has established himself as a solid, if unspectacular, option at both left-back and left-wing.

Both players would be wise investments by Sunderland, as Moukandjo would bring guaranteed goals to a team who have currently netted just 13 goals this season, and Guerreiro could bring defensive stability with Allardyce on the lookout for a new left-back.

Sunderland need to do some real work in January to improve their squad to a level that top flight survival is a real possibility, and Allardyce has already identified two players who would improve his squad.

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