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News: Sunderland owner Stewart Donald says that we are close to signing defender & striker

Sunderland AFC owner Stewart Donald told the Roker Rapport Podcast today that we are close to signing a central defender and striker - and that we have further money to strengthen where needed.

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Sunderland are set to strengthen their playing squad, with the club meeting two players today and hope to get them on board ‘relatively quickly’.

Stewart Donald joined us on the Roker Rapport podcast earlier today - which you can listen to in full later today - and revealed that a striker and centre-back are close to signing, as well as saying that he expects the club to buy, not sell, during this transfer window.

We seen two players today, both of whom we would hope would sign relatively quickly.

Opposite ends of the pitch, centre-back and a striker.

Donald also said the striker would come in regardless of Josh Maja’s situation.

We also asked Sunderland’s owner whether the club could make Charlie Wyke level signings during this window:

We can. We can do whatever Jack [Ross] wants to do, within reason.

We have to remember the current wage structure, we don’t want someone coming in unsettling the boat and earning two or three times more than anyone else we signed.

But will we back Jack Ross? Yes.

We have got ourselves into a position where it would be criminal not to strengthen our squad to try and make sure we have the best squad for the back end of the season and we are committed to doing that.

But that is down to Jack and his management team, Tony Coton and Richard [Hill] to pick the players.

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