David Moyes has interest in signing Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj for Sunderland.
Both players played for him when he was manager of Manchester United with Fellaini also spending five years with him at Everton.
“They’re excellent players,” Moyes said on Monday at his presentation as Sunderland’s manager. “We’re interested but I’m sure there’s a load of other clubs that are as well. We’re interested in lots of good players. You have to have a realistic view. There’ll be some players we can attract just now and some players we can’t.
“We’ll try and get the ones we can and the ones who want to come here and start on the new journey we’re on. We have offers in for people already and we’re working hard. I’ve been really impressed by the new chief executive [Martin Bain].”