Sunderland close in on second January signing?

Manager Gus Poyet of Sunderland gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on December 26, 2013
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Estudiantes defender Santiago Vergini is reportedly close to signing for Sunderland on a loan deal.

Premier League side Sunderland are reportedly close to completing their second signing of the ongoing transfer window.

Earlier this month, manager Gus Poyet secured the services of full-back Marcos Alonso on a loan deal from Fiorentina.

Now Poyet is about to add Estudiantes defender Santiago Vergini to his ranks, according to Sky Sports News.

It is expected that the deal could be concluded either this evening or tomorrow morning.

Sunderland's Italian forward Fabio Borini celebrates scoring a penalty during a League Cup semi-final first leg match against Manchester United on January 7, 2014
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