Sunderland hope to tie up a deal in the next few days to bring striker Dame N’Doye to the Stadium of Light.
Reports in Turkey emerged late last week that N’Doye could be on his way to Sunderland and the 30-year-old is understood to be a genuine target in the Black Cats’ sights.
N’Doye is expected on Wearside to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with Sunderland, with Turkish side Trabonzspor ready to let the frontman leave on loan.
Sam Allardyce has been eager to add to his striking options in the January transfer window and N’Doye has proved his goalscoring credentials in the Premier League after netting five goals in 15 appearances for Hull in the second half of last season.
After Hull’s relegation in May, N’Doye joined Trabzonspor in a £2.2million deal, with the reservations at the KC Stadium over his temperament, rather than his ability.
N’Doye is expected to take the place of Blackburn target Danny Graham in Allardyce’s striker options, even though Swansea are the latest side to be linked with Jermain Defoe.
Allardyce has made Sunderland’s position crystal clear over Defoe, the subject of persistent speculation over a move away from the Stadium of Light over the last six months.
The Sunderland boss has branded reports that the Black Cats are ready to let Defoe leave as “complete rubbish” and says the 33-year-old will only go during the January transfer window if a bid is received that is too big to turn down.