Borussia Dortmund striker Adrian Ramos an option for Sunderland

Dick Advocaat
Dick Advocaat

Borussia Dortmund’s Adrian Ramos is just one of a number of strikers that Sunderland are pursuing before tomorrow’s transfer deadline.

The Mail reported on Saturday how Sunderland were aiming to splash out on a permanent deal for a new frontman before the transfer window shuts at 6pm tomorrow, and that remains Dick Advocaat’s priority.

We’ll see what happens in the next couple of days, we are not sure if something will happen.

Reports in Germany over the weekend indicated that Sunderland were in negotiations with Dortmund over a fee for £7m-rated Ramos and were ready to sign the Colombian international on a three-year deal.

Ramos is understood to be a genuine target for Sunderland, but it is understood that any deal is not as advanced as has been reported in Germany.

And neither is the 29-year-old the only frontman that Sunderland are looking at before the deadline, while Advocaat is also looking at defensive options available on loan.

Advocaat said: “We’ll see what happens in the next couple of days, we are not sure if something will happen.

“Hopefully something will happen to bring in more players.

“We have some ideas about the way we want to play.”

Sunderland are also looking to shift out several players considered surplus to requirements before the deadline, with Emanuele Giaccherini’s season-long loan switch to Italian side Bologna expected to be confirmed today.

The Black Cats have been in talks with the Serie A outfit for several weeks over Giaccherini, with Advocaat not convinced that the Italian international is suited to the Premier League.

Giaccherini was not even on the bench for Sunderland’s draw at Aston Villa on Saturday and underwent a medical at Bologna yesterday.