Sam Allardyce does not believe Sunderland can afford to be picky with the positions in which they strengthen in the January transfer window.
Allardyce has been widely tipped to sign a new centre-back next month, with West Ham’s James Collins among the players linked, but the 61-year-old is keeping his options open and says he would not turn down any player that could improve his squad at the Stadium of Light.
“I don’t know if we can be position-specific for January,” Allardyce said when asked whether he intended to sign a centre-back in the new year.
“Obviously, you target positions which are more important than others.
“But if somebody popped up in another position that wasn’t as big a priority, but could be a massive bonus to the club and could make us better, then you’re still going to try to sign him.”