Sunderland boss Martin Oâ€™Neill wants a new centre-back signing.
O'Neill has signed Kader Mangane and Alfred N'Diaye in the past week.
"We're a bit short at centre-back. Wes (Brown) is still not fit and you're never sure about John (O'Shea). You don't want to be short and the lad wanted to come," said O'Neill.