Sow & Meireles on Premier League radar
Sunderland are considering a move for former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles, 30, who is unsettled at Fenerbahce.The Daily Star Sunday says Poyet wants greater control of transfers at Sunderland, despite Lee Congerton being installed as director of football.
Fulham are also interested in the central midfielder, who signed for Liverpool from Porto in a £12million deal in 2010, before moving to Chelsea for the same fee the following season, helping the Blues to their Champions League triumph.
However, Despite an expectation that Paolo Di Canio is content with his options in the final third of the field as the new season draws near, talk late on Tuesday night turned to a reported rejected bid made by Sunderland for the services of Fenerbahce forward, Moussa Sow.
Reports coming out of Turkey seemed to suggest that an offer in the region of £12m had been rejected by Sow's parent club and this news certainly piqued the interest of Sunderland fans given the high profile clubs that have been interested in his signature.
Previously this summer Arsenal were linked with the powerful forward, and he has also been on the radar of the likes of Spurs and Liverpool.
Casting an eye over Sow's goal scoring record it quickly comes apparent why a number of high profile Premier League sides have been keeping tabs on the Senegalese striker who really made his name during a spell in France with Lille, where he scored over thirty goals in a two season spell, finishing top goal scorer in 2010/11 and helping his side to their first domestic title in over fifty years.