Black Cats Chasing Atletico Madrid Man?
Depending on whether the papers can be trusted or not, Sunderland have made an enquiry about Christian Rodriguez to Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.
The Daily Mail reports that Gus Poyet is very interested in bringing his fellow countryman to the Stadium of Light especially after his good performances for Uruguay in the World Cup recently.
Rodriguez is not to happy about slipping down the pecking order at Atletico, making just 20 appearances in the league last season and making no impact on the Champions League.
Poyet is trying to strengthen his side in time for the star of the season as he does not want to be involved in another relegation battle, but the finances have to be raised, given that Billy Jones, Jordi Gomez and Costel Pantilimon have already arrived at the club.
And there is the ongoing saga with Fabio Borini.