Salomon Kalou will not be the man to fill the hole left by Fabio Borini it seems, with reports in Germany claiming the Ivorian is undergoing a medical ahead of a switch to Hertha Berlin.
Sunderland's interest in the former Chelsea forward was all but confirmed by an irate Gus Poyet after the Manchester United game last week and further fuelled when he was suddenly dropped from Lille's squad that faced Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday.
However, it looks like he is now Bundesliga-bound, which probably means Sunderland have settled on Argentinian Ricky Alvarez to fill the vacant left-wing berth in the squad.
At least there is only a few days left of this total madness, eh?!