Poyet confident on Sunderland transfer breakthrough

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GUS POYET is confident that Sunderland are on the verge of making several breakthroughs in the transfer market.

The Sunderland boss said earlier this week that he was looking for four new signings by next Wednesday, to add to the four players who have already arrived at the Stadium of Light this summer.

A buoyant Poyet was hopeful after Sunderland’s final friendly in Portugal tonight that his wishes had been answered, with several fresh faces on their way to the club.

“There are plenty of things going on and I’m looking forward to things happening in the next few days, so it’s all positive,” said Poyet.

“I think we have a great chance (of signing players), a great chance.

“People are going to be surprised, which is great. It’s all positive.

“We’ve had a few things that before we knew it they didn’t work.

“But I’m hoping there’s going to be some good news over the next two or three days.”

Main target Fabio Borini, along with Santiago Vergini, have been two of deals that Sunderland have been looking to make progress on.

But the Black Cats have also been tracking Cardiff City’s Jordon Mutch throughout the summer and saw a £3.5million bid rejected in June.

Reports today indicated that QPR had seen a £5m offer turned down although the newly-promoted side were expected to up their bid.

But Poyet refused to confirm or deny whether Sunderland were in the race for Mutch.

“We have been talking about so many players and it’s difficult,” he added.

“If you start talking about every single player on the list we will be here forever.

“It’s not fair on the players or the clubs either. I prefer not to go too much in to it.”