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Report: Vélez Defender 'Close' To Sunderland Move

It is rarely dull, is it? Have Sunderland identified another full back target?

Reports in Argentina suggest that Vélez Sarsfield right back Gino Peruzzi may be the next player to feature on Sunderland's ever-growing shopping list.

Argentinian sports paper Olé claims that the 21-year-old - who was strongly linked with Manchester City earlier this summer - could be headed for the exit doors at the Estadio José Amalfitani.

Vélez manager, the former Newcastle midfielder Christian Bassedas, is quoted as confirming that Peruzzi is 'close to leaving the club' with Sunderland thought to be his destination.

It is difficult to get a guage on any transfer links at the moment considering we are being linked with just about everyone, but the source is a reputable one, and the fact the Argentina international was also said to be interesting Inter Milan adds weight to the story given the Nerazzurri's chief scout at the time, Valentino Angeloni, is now in a similar role on Wearside.

It is also worth noting the player holds an Italian passport and is the cousin of former Italy goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi.

Just another name tossed into the fray, anyway. You know, just in case you were getting bored.

For fans of Youtube scouting - go nuts.

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