Transfer talk: QPR and West Ham players linked with Sunderland moves

James Collins (right)
James Collins (right)
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Sunderland have been linked with a move for QPR midfielder Sandro, as Sam Allardyce looks for solutions in the January transfer window.

Brazilian Sandro has resumed playing for Championship outfit QPR after resolving a visa issue and started in yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at Birmingham.

But reports today have indicated that the ex-Spurs man is among Allardyce’s targets for the January transfer window.

QPR pair James Collins and Joey O’Brien - who played under Allardyce at Bolton - are also mooted to be on Sunderland’s radar, with the Black Cats evidently needing reinforcements to their fragile defence.

And Sunderland continue to be linked with out-of-contract striker Carlton Cole, with one space remaining in Allardyce’s squad for a Bosman signing.