Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is ready to go on a spending spree next month.
The Daily Star Sunday says Oâ€™Neill is preparing to spend in January with a centre-half and a powerful midfielder his main targets.
The Black Cats boss has been linked with a previous target â€“ Spurs central defender Michael Dawson.
He could also rekindle his interest in West Hamâ€™s Mohamed Diame, 25, who was out of contract at Wigan in the summer before heading for Upton Park.
Oâ€™Neill also wanted Spursâ€™ former England schemer Jermaine Jenas, 29, in the last transfer window.
Man Cityâ€™s Swedish striker John Guidetti is also a loan target.