Swansea City fans can sleep a little easier tonight as Sam Allardyce has confirmed his interest in Andre Ayew has died down although his desire to find goals is still burning as Deadline Day approaches.

Speaking in his press conference, published by ITV the former West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers manager confirmed Sunderland’s need for goals to take the burden off a service ridden Jermain Defoe.

Goals, I am looking for, whatever position. If he’s got a decent goals record of one in three or one in four, I’d be interested.

Sunderland have also admitted enquiring about Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy who is keen to get himself into the European Championships this summer.

Dame N’Doye has already arrived this month to try and get Sunderland safe of relegation while Danny Graham has left the club. Allardyce hoping N’Doye can hit the ground sprinting with previous Premier League experience with a relegated Hull City side.

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Sunderland are currently 19th with 19 points, four clear of safety where Norwich City currently sit on 23 points. Just above those are AFC Bournemouth and Swansea City before a gap to West Bromwich Albion.

The next three league fixtures for Sunderland will hopefully see a new number 9 ready to face Manchester City at the Stadium of Light before a trip to Anfield is followed by hosting Manchester United.