Sunderland are interested in Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.

The Evening Chronicle says Gus Poyet has rekindled his interest in Argentina midfielder Banega - and could make a personal check on him at the World Cup.

Banega is about to enter the final year of his contract at Valencia, and the La Liga outfit is keen to offload him this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing on a Bosman free transfer in 12 months' time.

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