Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Black Cats Target USA International; Cats Hope to Make Two More Signings

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Black Cats Target USA International; Cats Hope to Make Two More Signings

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SUNDERLAND are ready to move for Stoke City midfielder Geoff Cameron - as AC Milan make a move for longterm target Fabio Borini, writes MARK DOUGLAS.

The Black Cats, who travel to St Andrew's to take on Birmingham City in the second round of the Capital One Cup tonight, are looking to make at least two more signings before Monday's deadline.

A creative central midfield presence and a striker are top of their hitlist and Cameron, who is agitating for a move away from Stoke, is understood to be one of their prime targets.

Stoke want to keep Cameron but Sunderland are one of a number of Premier League clubs who have been alerted to his openness to a move away from the Potteries.

Hull City, Southampton and Lazio have also been linked with the USA international. The 29-year-old's versatility makes him an asset, with Cameron having played both in the centre of midfield and defence for the US during their impressive World Cup campaign.

He has also filled in at right-back, although Sunderland are now wellstocked for full-backs with Billy Jones another who can switch from one side of the back four to another. Cameron also has Premier League experience, which has been a key component of all of Sunderland's summer targets.

The Black Cats are prepared for a hectic final few days of the window, with Gustavo Poyet pressing his case for reinforcements and having identified several strikers who can fill the void left by Borini.

The striker is now wanted by Milan - who are in the market for a replacement for Liverpoolbound Mario Balotelli - but Sunderland have also tabled informal enquiries about Lille forward Salomon Kalou and Sebastian Coates of Liverpool.

The Cats' start to the season has not obscured Poyet's belief that he needs more cutting edge to add to a squad that has secured two decent points so far this term. …

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