Sunderland in talks with Roland Juhasz

Reports this evening have suggested Sunderland are closing in on a deal for Anderlecht defender Roland Juhasz.

The club have already agreed a deal for Bursaspor midfielder Alfred N’Diaye today, and look set to wrap up both signings before their weekend Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday.

Juhasz is a Hungarian centre half and would add weight and physical presence to the Black Cats defence, which has suffered with injuries during the first half of the season.

The Hungarian International has 18 months left on his contract in Belgium, and will cost the club around £3 million to secure his services.

He has recently been linked with a move to Ukraine, although stated a few days ago: “I’d like to play in Western Europe, and of course Sunderland and the Premier League attracts me very much.”

A deal for the player looks set to move quickly over the next few days, and Martin O’Neill will look to bring the player over for a medical and to agree personal terms as early as possible.