Sunderland are reportedly lining up a £6.5million deal for the Florentin Pogba – the brother of Manchester United’s world-record signing, Paul.
Pogba, three years older than his £89million sibling, is on the Sunderland manager’s radar ahead of a deadline-day move as he bids to beef up his central defensive options.
Moyes is looking to land the St Etienne centre-back, especially with Everton refusing to give up on their pursuit of Lamine Kone.
Pogba, 26, has been tracked by top-flight clubs during his five years in France and he has stayed away from international duty with Guinea this week in case a move gets pushed through.
He also knows Adnan Januzaj through his brother and the Black Cats winger may try to persuade him head of the north-east.
Sunderland could be set for a busy deadline day having already been linked with a €20million swoop for Didier Ndong from Lorient.