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Premier League side turn down multi-million pound Sunderland bid

Sunderland fans in the Transfer Tavern are concerned that their side does not have enough time to seal key deals before the window slams shut tomorrow, after seeing another approach fall on deaf ears.

Sky Sports report that Leicester City have turned down an offer of £3m from Sunderland for the services of 31-year-old striker Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request after earning just one start so far this season.

Despite the player’s wishes, Claudio Ranieri does not intend to let the Argentine striker leave the King Power this month- potentially down to the fact that summer-signing Islam Slimani is attracting interest from China, who have another month to secure top-class signings.

The Black Cats could still make another approach for Ulloa, with Moyes handed fresh funds following the sale of Van Aanholt to Crystal Palace, but there is little time remaining to thrash out a deal.

Sunderland boss David Moyes is keen to add a new striker, a creative midfielder and a replacement for Patrick van Aanholt to their side before the window closes tomorrow evening but our landlord doesn’t think they’ll be able to get enough done to avoid relegation.

Our resident Mackems here in the Transfer Tavern admit they would love to see Ulloa at the Stadium of Light, but think that £3 million is a very derisory offer, and expect him to be offloaded for a lot more money!

Have Sunderland done enough this month to avoid the drop? Let us know in the comments below!

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