Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has declared Sunderland’s desire to sign Red Devils’ duo Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj.
The Black Cats appointment Moyes as the immediate successor of Sam Allardyce, who accepted the lucrative offer to become the new head coach of England’s national team last month.
Sunderland, meanwhile, are yet to strengthen their squad this summer and David Moyes is looking to bolster his attacking options by signing the pair from his former employers.
When asked whether he would like to bring Fellaini and Januzaj to Sunderland, Moyes said: “They’re excellent players. We’re interested but I’m sure there’s a load of other clubs that are as well.
“We’re interested in lots of good players. You have to have a realistic view. There’ll be some players we can attract just now and some players we can’t.
“We’ll try and get the ones we can and the ones who want to come here and start on the new journey we’re on. We have offers in for people already and we’re working hard. I’ve been really impressed by the new chief executive [Martin Bain].”
Man Utd’s youth academy product Adnan Januzaj has been reportedly identified as surplus to requirements in Jose Mourinho’s plan and remains available for a season-long loan deal for the upcoming campaign.
The 21-year-old Belgian flourished during David Moyes’ ill-fated tenure at Man Utd but has since failed to establish himself as a regular starter at the club.
While Marouane Fellaini, who was brought to the Premier League by the former Everton boss in 2008, is thought to be a prime target for Sunderland and an offer in the region of £15-20 million can firmly price the midfielder away from Old Trafford this summer.