Sunderland hope to secure Manchester City winger Adam Johnson in a loan agreement.
The Sentinel says Johnson is reportedly earning £50,000-a-week at the Etihad Stadium.
But Sunderland are understood to be hoping to arrange a loan deal for a player who cost Manchester City £7m when he joined them from Middlesbrough two years ago.
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