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Sunderland are closing in on a double deal to sign Leon Dajaku and Ron-Thorben Hoffmann from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on deadline day, as reported by the Northern Echo. 

It may not be Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer but no-one on Wearside will be turning their nose up at a pair of exciting young players who’ll arrive from the Allianz Arena in very high regards.

According to reports, Sunderland are in “advanced” talks with the Bayern duo.  

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Lee Johnson’s promotion-chasing side are apparently confident short-term loan deals for both players will be complete before the window closes at 11pm. 

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Hoffman, a 22-year-old goalkeeper, will give Sunderland much-needed depth in the goalkeeping department.

Johnson has been forced to throw the inexperienced Anthony Patterson in at the deep end recently because of Lee Burge’s injury problems. 

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Former Germany U19 international Dajaku, meanwhile, works his magic at the other end of the pitch, a goal-scorer rather than a goal-saver.

The former Stuttgart youngster spent a brief spell at Union Berlin last season, helping one of the Bundesliga’s smallest clubs secure a place in the UEFA Conference League – the first time Union have ever qualified for Europe. 

Kicker backs up the Northern Echo’s claims, stating Dajaku is expected to put pen to paper at Sunderland today.

The 20-year-old’s arrival should coincide with Will Grigg’s departure, with Doncaster Rovers leading MK Dons in the race for a man whose £4 million price tag looks more expensive with every day that passes.  

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