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Poyet insists Sunderland still in for Fiorentina fullback Alonso

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet isn't giving up on signing Fiorentina fullback Marcos Alonso.

Despite signing Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea last week - Poyet has not given up hope of prising left-back Alonso away from Fiorentina.

"If you asked me before pre-season started if I wanted to left footed left-backs, I would have said no.

"Now if Alonso becomes on loan for free then we would probably take him. We need another full-back, the idea is one who can play right and left or with Billy (Jones) covering," he told the Evening Chronicle.

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