Sunderland lining up former Manchester United coach, Black Cats sell flop midfielder

With Sam Allardyce widely expected to be offered the role as England manager, Sunderland are weighing up former Manchester United boss David Moyes as his replacement, according to a report by the Telegraph.

Allardyce has not been given any guarantees from the FA at this stage, but the report claims that it is starting to look like Allardyce’s appointment is a “done deal.”

Chairman Ellis Short has already identified David Moyes as Allardyce’s potential replacement. The former Everton and Manchester United boss has been out of work since he was sacked by Real Sociedad in November last year. He would therefore welcome the approach by the Black Cats.

Meanwhile, Emanuele Giaccherini has sealed a switch from Sunderland to Napoli, which should be officially announced in the coming weeks, according to Sport Italia (via Football-Italia).

The 31-year-old will be sold for £1.3 million after failing to live up to the expectations at the Stadium of Light, joining Sunderland in a £6.4 million deal in 2013, and playing on loan at Bologna last season.

The Italian international did, however, impress at Euro 2016 under former coach Antonio Conte. He was a key player in Italy’s 3-5-2 system and scored the team’s first goal of the competition, against Belgium.

Last but not least, Sunderland are considering a move for Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy but are more likely to sign PSG’s Youssouf Sabaly on a season-long loan deal, according to the Daily Mail.

The 23-year-old was on loan at Nantes last season and the Ligue 1 champions are willing to allow him out on a similar agreement this term, putting a £5 million price tag on his head for any permanent transfer.

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