Sunderland have been linked with January transfer moves for a couple of London-based players today.
The Black Cats, along with Newcastle and West Brom, are mooted to be keeping tabs on Spurs winger Andros Townsend after the England international's fall-out at White Hart Lane.
Townsend was involved in an altercation with Spurs fitness coach Nathan Gardiner after their win over Aston Villa on Monday night, and has been training with the club's Under-21s.
Sunderland have also been linked with ex-loanee Nedum Onuoha, as a potential solution to their defensive woes.
Onuoha - who enjoyed a successful season-long spell at the Stadium of Light in 2010-11 - has made 15 Championship appearances for QPR after suffering relegation with the Loftus Road outfit.
Sunderland's defence is a major headache for Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce though after last weekend's 6-2 rout at Everton took their tally of goals conceded to 25 in just 11 games.
Allardyce says it took him two days to recover from the sight of Sunderland's second half display at Goodison Park and never wants to concede six goals again.
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