Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing Vicente Iborra from Sevilla, according to local reports.

El Desmarque claims the Black Cats’ first option was to buy Yann M’Vila from Rubin Kazan, but the player’s wages (£100k per week) are considered to be impossible for the club to afford.

So Sunderland consider Iborra to be an option and would be ready to pay €10m for the central midfielder.

The article says the 28-year-old wouldn’t really fancy a move now, since he’s happy at the club and feels very valued there.

However, the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli at the club could change their game style completely, and if Iborra doesn’t like it, he could end up being seduced by a big offer from England.

Iborra was a vital part of Sevilla’s midfield last season, starting 34 games for the club. After an Europa League title and with such an interesting manager arriving at the club, El Desmarque are probably right in saying only a really big offer would make him change this for Sunderland.

If push comes to shove, we’re pretty sure M’Vila and Sunderland could come to some kind of agreement, he’s done enough self inflicted damage to his career without messing up a decent transfer.