Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v S'land

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 0 - 0 S'land

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Sunderland close on Scocco

Sunderland are reportedly closing in on the signing of Argentine striker Ignacio Scocco.

Last Updated: 12/01/14 at 22:21 Post Comment

Ignacio Scocco: Thought to be close to joining Sunderland

Ignacio Scocco: Thought to be close to joining Sunderland

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet confirmed earlier this week he was interested in Internacional ace Scocco and reports emanating from South America claim that he is on the verge of a move to Wearside.

The likes of River Plate, Newell's Old Boys and Valencia have been credited with an interest in Scocco, but it appears Sunderland are in pole position to land the Argentine international.

The Black Cats have held a long-term interest in the 28-year-old and the player's father, Hector, has claimed the most likely destination for his son is the Stadium of Light

"The most likely today is that [Scocco] joins Sunderland," Scocco Snr told Diario Ole. "River and Newell's asked for him but Internacional's demands are too high and they don't want to loan him out.

"That's understandable as they want to recoup the investment they made and no club in Argentina can afford what they want."

Scocco Snr also revealed that Poyet had spoken with his son about a move to the Premier League.

"Poyet told him what he wants that he is very interested that Scocco goes [to Sunderland.]," added Scocco Snr.

Internacional's director of football Roberto Melo has confirmed Scocco wants to leave the club and that several sides are chasing his signature although he ruled out any loan switch for the forward.

"There are many clubs interested in Scocco and there are several offers, but we want a permanent move, we are not interested in loan offers," Melo told Radio Bandeirantes.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Alan Pardew not sure Crystal Palace can match fine season in 2015-16

Alan Pardew says it is going to be difficult to repeat Crystal Palace's sensational second half of the season when the 2015-16 campaign starts.

Tim Sherwood expects Christian Benteke to remain Aston Villa player

Tim Sherwood is convinced Christian Benteke wants to stay at Aston Villa, although he has not broached the subject with him.

Steve Bruce at a loss to explain Hull City's dreadful season

Hull City boss Steve Bruce had no idea his side would be in a relegation fight after building what he saw as a strong squad last summer.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company