Sunderland AFC transfer news: Everton knock back offers for defender

Bryan Oviedo won't be leaving Everton this month.
Bryan Oviedo won't be leaving Everton this month.

Everton defender Bryan Oviedo won't be leaving the Toffees this month.

Sunderland are among a host of clubs understood to have made an enquiry about the left-back this January transfer window.

But Everton plan to continue knocking back any offers, report the Liverpool Echo.

The 26-year-old has attracted interest from a series of clubs, including several in the Championship, but Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to keep him on Merseyside in order to offer back-up to first-choice Leighton Baines.

Oviedo has been a loan target for clubs but any interest from Sunderland would have had to have been on a permanent deal.

That is because the Black Cats already have two domestic loans with Jason Denayer (Manchester City) and Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) currently on season-long deals.