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Poyet still scouring market

Gus Poyet is confident further additions will be made at Sunderland before the start of the Premier League season.

There is now less than a week to go before top flight action returns, with Sunderland set to get their campaign underway at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Poyet's men will travel to the Midlands with a number of fresh faces within their ranks, with Jack Rodwell, Billy Jones, Jordi Gomez, Costel Pantilimon and Patrick van Aanholt completing moves to the Stadium of Light.

There is, however, every chance that there will be further movement on the transfer front ahead of the weekend.

Sunderland continue to chase Liverpool forward Fabio Borini, following a productive loan spell in 2013/14, while a whole host of other big names are said to be on Poyet's wish list.

He maintains that no deals are close to completion at present, but the Uruguayan has every confidence in his board getting business done by the time he picks a side at The Hawthorns.

Pressed on whether he expects more arrivals, Poyet said in the Sunderland Echo: \"Yes.

\"I don't want to say how many, because people will throw it back at me, but I am expecting more signings before the season starts.

\"There's no more news just yet though. We are still working on it.

\"We are still a week away and the days go past quite quickly.

\"I hope we can have some more news very soon.\"