Sunderland manager David Moyes will soon make contact with Manchester United to understand if Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj are available for sale, Sky Sports pundit Kaveh Solhekol has revealed on Twitter.
Recent reports have claimed that new manager Jose Mourinho has no plans to use the two in midfield who will request a transfer to enjoy regular first-team football in another team.
Meanwhile, new Sunderland boss David Moyes has confirmed that he wants to sign the Belgian but also that it will not be easy to secure his services.
"I'd love to have that level of player," the Scot told reporters.
"Realistically, that's probably not going to happen.
"We've got bids in for players just now.
"We're trying to strengthen the squad and I'm hopeful some of them will come off. In this market at the moment, you just never know."