Transfer talk - Sunderland eye Atletico Madrid’s Rodriguez

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SUNDERLAND have been linked with a move for Uruguay winger Cristian Rodriguez.

Reports in Spain have indicated that Sunderland have been pursuing Atletico Madrid’s Rodriguez throughout the summer, with head coach Gus Poyet keen to boost his options on the flanks.

Rodriguez, who featured in all four of Uruguay’s games at the World Cup, wants to leave the La Liga champions after being confined to a fringe role under Diego Simeone last season.

Sunderland are on the look-out for fresh faces out wide after losing the services of on-loan Liverpool forward Fabio Borini at the end of the last season, albeit the Black Cats are still keen to re-sign the Italian.