Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has been given the go ahead to boost his defensive options and is keen on making two new signings in January.
According to the Daily Express, Sunderland owner Ellis Short has promised Allardyce money to spend on defenders and that will be music to the ears of the Sunderland fans here in the Transfer Tavern who have been appalled by the level of defending by the Black Cats this season.
Allardyce is reportedly keen on James Collins of West Ham and Olympiakos full-back Arthur Masuaku. Collins played under Allardyce during the managers time at the Boleyn Ground and will have the relevant experience to help Sunderland avoid the drop.
Masuaku is a French left back and has been at Olympiakos since 2014 and helped them to win the Greek Superleague this year.
Sunderland have had a dreadful start to the season and are currently nineteenth in the Premier League and have only won one game conceding 26 goals along the way. Their only win came against local rivals Newcaslte United when they won 3-0 which saw their only clean sheet of the season.
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