Valencia striker Aritz Aduriz is interesting Sunderland.

The People says an upturn in results has lessened the need for Martin O'Neill to draft in reinforcements at the Stadium Of Light, but Aduriz could be one arrival if Valencia agree to a loan deal rather than a sale.

O'Neill, who is delighted with the impact made by Mackem sensation James McClean, will meet club owner Ellis Short this week to discuss transfer policy.

But he warned: "If we don't do any business this month, I'm comfortable with that."