Sunderland AFC transfer news: Everton knock back offers for defender

Everton defender Bryan Oviedo won't be leaving the Toffees this month.

Thursday, 26th January 2017, 10:23 am
Updated Thursday, 26th January 2017, 10:27 am
Bryan Oviedo won't be leaving Everton this month.

Sunderland are among a host of clubs understood to have made an enquiry about the left-back this January transfer window.

But Everton plan to continue knocking back any offers, report the Liverpool Echo.

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The 26-year-old has attracted interest from a series of clubs, including several in the Championship, but Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to keep him on Merseyside in order to offer back-up to first-choice Leighton Baines.

Oviedo has been a loan target for clubs but any interest from Sunderland would have had to have been on a permanent deal.

That is because the Black Cats already have two domestic loans with Jason Denayer (Manchester City) and Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) currently on season-long deals.