Sunderland won’t be making a move for Manchester United right-back Guillermo Varela, the Echo understands.
National reports suggested Sunderland were weighing up a move for the defender, who could be available for as little as €1million given he only has 12-months left on his deal.
But the Echo understands he won’t be joining Sunderland.
Sunderland are also reasonably well stocked for right-backs with Billy Jones and Donald Love on the books.
Meanwhile, former Sunderland loanee Jason Denayer is a target of French side Lyon.
The 21-year-old Manchester City man, who can play in either defence of midfield, made 28 appearances for the Black Cats last season as they were relegated from the top flight.