Italian manager keen to revitalise the playing staff.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is ready to implement an overhaul of the club’s playing staff according to The Mirror.
The Italian manager has now had time to rule the roost over the club’s players and has deemed the majority of them to be surplus to requirements.
Di Canio joined the club at the end of last season and his arrival ensured the club avoided relegation. But the fiery former West Ham striker made no secret of his disapproval of some of his squad’s actions and endured very public spats with the likes of Titus Bramble and Conor Wickham.
Di Canio is now reportedly ready to tear the squad apart and start again as he looks to put his stamp on the Sunderland team.
Top of Di Canio’s list of targets is thought to be Inter Milan’s young Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Duncan. The club have already have a £5 million bid turned down by the Italian giants but Sunderland are preparing to draw up an improved offer.
Other potential targets include the likes of Livorno’s Paulinho, Lazio right back Luis Cavanda and St Etienne midfielder Joshua Guilavogui.
Di Canio intends to fund these purchases through the sale of the likes of Stephane Sessegnon and Simon Mignolet, who are valued at £6 million and £9 million respectively.