Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega has claimed his agent has informed him of 'contact' with Sunderland.
Speaking to Colombian radio station Caracol Radio, Rodallega said:
It has been rumoured in the past two days the Sunderland has made a proposal to Fulham, but I'm not sure. I talked to my agent and he told me that have been in contact with him.
Whether it's true or not, you never know. Similarly, 'contact' can mean a whole manner of different things. It could have just been sounding him out about Rodallega's potential availability in case more immediate targets fail to materialise. Then again, he could just be using Sunderland's name to advertise his willingness to move.
However, it's clear Sunderland want a striker this window, especially with Jozy Altidore reportedly heading for the exit, and probably one who can run in behind a defence. Gus Poyet has liked South American players before and the club generally seem to be focusing on players with experience of English football nowadays, so it's not a totally unbelievable story.
No idea what's going on really. Just how we like it! But it's nice to share, eh?