Reports Crystal Palace turn down Sunderland loan enquiry for Wayne Hennessey

Sunderland are facing a race against time to secure a goalkeeper before tonight's 11pm deadline.

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 4:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 5:31 pm
Wayne Hennessey

The club have been in negotiations with Norwich City over the transfer of John Ruddy today but the two clubs are yet to strike a deal, with the Canaries understood to have knocked back the initial offer.

Reports this afternoon suggest Sunderland have also had a loan enquiry for Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey rejected.

David Moyes needs to strengthen the goalkeeping department after number one Vito Mannone ruptured ligaments in his elbow in training.

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England Under-21 international Jordan Pickford has been deputising, with the 22-year-old set for an extended run in the first team.

But Max Stryjek, the untested Under-23 keeper, is the only alternative should Pickford pick up a knock.