Sunderland striker hunt will go to wire as Leonardo Ulloa deal stalls

Sunderland look set to switch their hunt for a striker as hopes of signing Leonardo Ulloa hang in the balance.

Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 11:01 am
Leonardo Ulloa

David Moyes is desperate to add to his squad before the 11pm transfer deadline after Victor Anichebe's knee injury left them short of attacking options.

Ulloa remains a target after Sunderland had a £7million bid rejected yesterday, but Leicester are standing firm in their stance, insisting they won't sell the Argentine to a relegation rival.

Ulloa turned up at Leicester's training ground this morning, but left after just 90 minutes. The striker is currently injured.

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There has been interest in the 30-year-old from Spain and it may be that if the striker departs Leicester, that is where he ends up, meaning Moyes will have to look elsewhere for attacking reinforcements.

Sunderland - who host Spurs in a Premier League clash tonight - have a number of back-up options in mind, but with time running out any deal will go to the wire.