Poyet tight-lipped on transfers, but Sunderland boss vows to strengthen

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GUS Poyet has pledged to strengthen Sunderland further this month but is remaining tight-lipped on his targets.

The Black Cats’ head coach was quizzed about the club’s interest in Brighton duo Liam Bridcutt and Will Buckley after it emerged bids have been made for both from the Wearsiders.

But Poyet told reporters, politely but firmly: “You will get nothing from me.

“The way we do business here is not to comment on possible targets.

“I’ve been asked but I don’t want to talk about them.”

The Uruguayan did reveal however that there is no shortage of potential signings out there.

“We’ve been offered 100 players from different agents and agencies,” he said.

“But that is an absolute nightmare because you never know how many people are invoved with each player.”

Poyet though is determined to add to the signing of Fiorentina left-back Marcos Alonso on season-long loan.

The Sunderland boss admitted on New Year’s Day that after the Aston Villa defeat he felt it was essential to improve the squad he has inherited.

“The season has been going for five months with this group of players and we are still bottom,” he said.

“So I’m going to change something.

“I’m looking for players who can change our season around.

“I don’t know how many and I don’t know exactly who might come but I will try.

“We have been trying for a while to do a few things in the transfer market and try to make deals.

It’s not always the right time, so many things have to come together.

But in terms of positions we are looking for - the more time I am here, the clearer the picture I get.

“And we do need to do something.”

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