Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has confirmed an interest in signing Stephane Sessegnon from Paris St Germain.
Bruce is looking to bolster his attacking options after Darren Bent’s £18million move to Aston Villa and Sessegnon is one of his principal targets.
The 26-year-old Benin international has been linked with a move from PSG after reportedly refusing to train for the French outfit after falling out with manager Antoine Kombouare.
“Stephane can play in the middle, out wide or in a front three and he is a good player,” he told the club’s official website.
“It is ongoing but it has been going on for a couple of weeks now. We’re hopeful of getting something done.”
Bruce has revealed he is looking at “four or five” strikers following Bent’s departure.
But any signing will be a temporary measure, with Bruce insisting any big-money buy will have to wait until the summer.
“We will be careful and splashing big money now just isn’t going to happen,” he added.