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Sunderland Linked With Surprise Move to Sign Chelsea Attacker

Black Cats want Stamford Bridge bit-part player.

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Sunderland are reportedly keen on Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah according to the Metro.

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The Black Cats have been looking to bring in an attacking addition to boost Gus Poyet’s options in the final third and with their move to capture Liverpool’s Fabio Borini seemingly derailed a move for Egyptian wide-man Salah may be an intelligent alternative.

The 22 year old former FC Basel man will struggle to force his way into Jose Mourinho’s match-day squad, let alone his starting eleven, and may therefore be open to a move to the Stadium of Light with this source suggesting a loan move being most likely.

Salah finds himself behind the likes of Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle and Willian in Mourinho’s wide-attacking pecking order and could certainly provide Poyet with a worthy option should he fail to secure Borini though one imagines Liverpool’s pursuit of Mario Balotelli could make a move for the Italian more likely.

Chelsea handed Salah six Premier League starts following his £11m January move to Stamford Bridge and the lively speedster looked fairly impressive, netting against Arsenal and Stoke City.

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