Sunderland AFC transfer news: Cats close in on Javier Manquillo, fresh link with Sevilla midfielder

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Sunderland are reported to be closing in on right-back Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid.

The 22-year-old is reported to have arrived in the North East for talks and a medical ahead of a proposed season-long loan.

As revealed by the Echo yesterday, Manquillo is on David Moyes' radar as he looks to strengthen his squad before the transfer deadline.

Sunderland are in desperate need of new signings, with Moyes' options decimated in recent weeks through injuries - the latest one being goalkeeper Vito Mannone - and the sale of Younes Kaboul to Watford.

Two players that have been strongly linked with a move to Wearside are Barnsley central defender Alfie Mawson, 22, and Manquillo, 22, from Atletico Madrid.

Moyes has confirmed: "They are both on our radar."

Sky Sports are reporting that Manquillo has today arrived in the North East ahead of talks.

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Meanwhile, Sunderland have been linked with a fresh move for £7million-rated Sevilla defensive midfielder Vicente Iborra.

Sunderland were first linked with a move for Iborra back in July.

Iborra has made 83 appearances for Sevilla, scoring 17 goals, since moving from Levante in 2013.

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