Gus Poyet: "We were very close to getting Eduardo Vargas"

Gus Poyet claims that new QPR striker Eduardo Vargas was "very close" to joining Sunderland, and refuses to set a deadline for the ongoing Fabio Borini deal.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has claimed that they came "very close" to signing Eduardo Vargas before the Chilean joined Queens Park Rangers on loan.

The Stadium of Light had been tipped as a possible destination for the out-of-favour Napoli striker, but he opted to move to Loftus Road instead.

Missing out on Vargas represented more transfer frustration for Poyet, who is still waiting to hear whether Fabio Borini will be returning to the Black Cats after a £14m fee was agreed with Liverpool.

Poyet has revealed, however, that there is no deadline as yet on the Italian to make his decision.

He told reporters: "We were very close to getting Vargas. It was a matter of decisions between everybody - clubs and cities, living and possibilities and things, and in the end, everything didn't come through for us to get the player.

"That was close to us making a decision on whether Fabio was coming or not coming. It's daily. We haven't put a date on it, but it's daily and we are looking for options."

Vargas's parent club Napoli are also believed to be in the race to sign Borini, who could be surplus to requirements at Liverpool once the prospective transfer of Mario Balotelli from AC Milan is confirmed.

Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring Chile's first goal against Spain on June 18, 2014.
Read Next:
QPR seal Eduardo Vargas loan
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves28195450222862
2Derby CountyDerby28158544232153
3Cardiff CityCardiff28156740251551
4Aston Villa28148642251750
5Bristol City2813964032848
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd281441042321046
10Leeds UnitedLeeds28134114033743
11Preston North EndPreston28101263228442
12Ipswich TownIpswich28124124140140
13Norwich CityNorwich28107112833-537
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest28112153543-835
16Queens Park RangersQPR2889113140-933
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds28711103034-432
20Bolton WanderersBolton2868142646-2026
21Hull City28510133945-625
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton Albion2866162152-3124
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account