Marcos Alonso hopes to stay with Sunderland beyond the end of the season.

The Daily Mail says Alonso is keen on a permanent return to England after impressing during his loan spell.

The 23-year-old has been a dependable figure under Gus Poyet since joining from Fiorentina in December.

The Spaniard made just nine appearance for Fiorentina and despite the attraction of Serie A is hoping his performances for Sunderland will lead to a bid in the summer.

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