Stadium of Light side target Stamford Bridge bit-part player.
Sunderland hope to see off the challenge of Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan as they look to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah on a loan deal according to Italian reports.
The 22 year old Egyptian is set for talks with his Stamford Bridge employers next week and the former FC Basel man’s future at the west London side does seem to hang in the balance.
Jose Mourinho may not be keen on selling the £11m signing in January but could be open to loaning out the wide-man given how low he is on the club’s pecking order.
Salah has managed just 14 minutes of Premier League football this season and has the likes of Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle, Willian and Oscar ahead of him in Chelsea’s starting eleven queue and may fear his career will stagnate on the Blues bench.
A move to Sunderland may make more sense for Mourinho as it would mean it would be easier to track his progress whilst also offering Salah the chance to secure some much needed Premier League experience and clearly former Chelsea man Gus Poyet has connections with the club that could aid his push to bring in the talented youngster.