Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce confirms whether he's met with Ellis Short about January transfers

Sunderland could look to be active in the January transfer window.

Sam Allardyce has informed the Daily Mail that he still hasn’t spoken to Sunderland chairman Ellis Short about the January transfer window.

The Black Cats are currently in the bottom three, having failed to start their season well.

Reports in the Daily Mail have suggested that Sunderland could be busy in January, but Allardyce insists that he is yet to make plans for the new year.

“Who knows down the line in January what we are going to do? I don’t know yet. I haven’t spoken to Ellis," he revealed. 

The Mail has also claimed that Sunderland could sell Jermain Defoe at the next available opportunity, but Allardyce was coy over whether those reports were correct.

“I read in the papers I'm selling him; this is the trouble with the window in January. I am selling everybody," the 60-year-old added. 

Defoe has been Sunderland’s biggest goal threat throughout the campaign so far, so it would be somewhat of a surprise to see him leave the Stadium of Light.

The England international netted his seventh goal in nine starts yesterday, as he helped Sunderland pick up a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

That win has lifted Allardyce’s side into 18th place in the Premier League table, and they could move out of the drop-zone if they are able to beat Stoke City.

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