EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland line up two new strikers (with video)
Published 22:59 29/08/11 By Alan Nixon
Sunderland are making a club-record £14million move for top Bundesliga striker Papiss Demba Cisse.
Boss Steve Bruce hopes to agree a fee with the prolific Cisse's club, Freiburg, and is looking to offload some players to finance the deal.
Cisse, who was in talks with Blackburn at the start of the window, is available for the right price and his wage requirements are within the Black Cats' budget.
Freiburg are resigned to losing him to a Premier League side – Spurs are also keen – and Cisse’s agent flew over for negotiations on Monday.
Bruce has spent heavily on new talent, but Sunderland have scored just once in their first four games in all competitions, and young forward Connor Wickham does not yet look ready to lead the line.
The Sunderland boss is also considering taking Manchester United striker Federico Macheda on loan.
Here's some video of Cisse in action: