Sunderland confirm interest for £45m Manchester United pair

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Sunderland boss David Moyes has confirmed he would be interested in signing Manchester United pair Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj according to the Metro.

The Daily Star claims the pair would set Moyes back as much as £45m and the Scottish manager would then have a tough time of it convincing the Belgian pair to move to a side that came painfully close to relegation last season.

Neither player’s exit would leave Jose Mourinho losing sleep and the sale of the players could help offset the costs of signings made by the Manchester United manager.

Mourinho has already forked out over £60m to bring in Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan whilst Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s free transfer will have certainly incurred a big signing on free and astronomical wages, then factor in the likely £100m+ signing of Paul Pogba and one can well see why a number of under-performing players could be set for Old Trafford exits.

Moyes took charge at Manchester United for just under one campaign following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirment from the game and then went on to take charge at Real Sociedad for a similar length of time but should do see out a more lengthy spell at Sunderland.

David Moyes

Mourinho may also look to offload first-team regulars Juan Mata and Bastian Schweinsteiger whilst speculation is rife that youngsters Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair, James Wilson and Timothy Fosu-Mensah could also be on their way out, either on a permanent or temporary basis.

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