New Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has targeted loan deals for Liverpool duo Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn.
That’s according to an article in the Sunderland Echo by Phil Smith, who claims that Coleman is setting out his January targets.
The former Wales boss has identified his compatriots as two of the key signings he needs to make in order to save his new club from relegation.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been keeping a close eye on the development of Woodburn since arriving at Anfield two years ago.
It seems unlikely that he would sanction a loan exit for the teenager despite not giving him much playing time so far this season.
Ward may find himself allowed to make a temporary move, however, after seeing his chances of first-team action limited to the 2-0 League Cup loss at Leicester City.
Klopp may want to see the pair join clubs with better prospects than a Championship relegation battle though.