Black Cats consider Moses move
Sunderland are reportedly lining up a move for Wigan wideman Victor Moses if they fail to tempt Adam Johnson to quit Manchester City.
The Black Cats have identified the City winger as a top target this summer but the 24-year-old's salary is likely to prove a stumbling block in their bid for the £10m-rated star. Sunderland would need the former Middlesbrough man to take a 50% pay cut to £85,000-a-week wages to stand any chance of bringing the England international back to the North-East. Martin O'Neill is therefore ready to switch his attention to Moses, who is also wanted by QPR, as he looks to add an extra cutting edge to his team. The 21-year-old played a key role last season as he appeared in every league game, scoring six goals in the process, as Wigan once again beat the drop against the odds. Latics boss Roberto Martinez is desperate to hang onto the Nigerian international as he is already braced for a summer of upheaval, with Colombian striker Hugo Rodallega and Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame both set to move on following the expiry of their contracts.