Date:Tuesday January 17 2006
It is being reported that Senegal striker Lamine Sakho is close to earning himself a contract at The Stadium of Light.
The St Etienne forward has been on trial in Sunderland since last week and is believed to have impressed McCarthy enough to persuade him to speak to chairman Bob Murray about finalising a loan deal.
Although french club Strasbourg have also enquired about the international striker, it is believe Sakho prefers a move to the Premiership having previously enjoyed a relatively successful spell in England's top division with Leeds in 2003.
Sakho's training ground displays have not stopped McCarthy from keeping his options open however as Cypriot striker Lukasz Sosin has also arrived on Wearside for a four day trial.
Sosin was in the crowd for Sunderland's recent home match against Chelsea and must have been impressed with what he saw, he told SkySports: 'My first impression is that Sunderland is a fantastic club to play for.
'Everything is perfect here - they have a fantastic training camp.' Sosin is set to stay until Wednesday when he will find out if he is to be offered a contract to help fight Sunderland's Premiership battle.
Meanwhile injury-plagued winger Matty Piper has not, contrary to reports, been on trial at Coventry. It was reported last week that the former Leicester man was to go for a 2 week trial at Coventry to prove his fitness before a possible loan deal.
However it is now claimed that Piper was simply there undergoing treatment, as he remains in close contact with boss Micky Adams from his spell at the Midlands club.
Defoe Sets Ambitious Goals Target (Monday June 29 2015)
Hopes Are Coates Signs Very Soon (Monday June 29 2015)
El-Hadji Ba Set For Charlton Move? (Monday June 29 2015)
Fresh Offer In LIne For Downing? (Friday June 26 2015)
Coates Deal Expected Soon (Friday June 26 2015)
Sunderland Away Ticket Deals Praised By FSF (Thursday June 25 2015)
Advocaat Chasing Ideal Partner For Defoe (Tuesday June 23 2015)
Black Cats In For Dutch Star? (Monday June 22 2015)
Downing A Target For Sunderland (Monday June 22 2015)
Black Cats Look To Offload Flop (Thursday June 18 2015)
|Europa League Fears?
» West Ham : 30/06/2015 08:59:00
|Downing Now Interesting Stoke
» West Ham : 30/06/2015 08:58:01
|Cherries agree new shirt sponsorship with Mansion
» AFC Bournemouth : 30/06/2015 08:41:00
|Villa Transfer News Including Spurs Swap Shop (AGA
» Aston Villa : 30/06/2015 08:38:01
|Howe: European trips were worthwhile
» AFC Bournemouth : 30/06/2015 08:30:00