Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio rates Panathinaikos winger Charis Mavrias as an "exciting" talent.

Mavrias' move could be confirmed today.

There's no doubt that Di Canio will be happier when he has the Greek starlet on board.

"Until a player signs, I would prefer not to say too much about them," he told the Sunderland Echo. "But what do I know about Mavrias? I know him, I know that he is a very good prospect, I know that he's a very exciting player.

"But I don't want to talk about him, or any more about what was said about Sessegnon at the weekend because things you say about transfers can easily cause problems and confusion so I would prefer to wait and see."

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball