It is stated that the Wearside club have submitted an offer for a season-long loan deal, with the option to purchase the midfielder outright at the end of the campaign for roughly £3.5 million.
“Would that be Sunderland or Olympic Marseille?”
Napoli midfielder Jonathan De Guzman is ready to leave Napoli for joining English Premier League club Sunderland.
De Guzman, himself, has clearly been keeping his options open to see what interest materialises before the transfer deadline after holding talks with French side Marseille, while Bournemouth and Everton have also been linked to the former Swansea man.
Parisi said that they now working with Napoli to find a solution that suits “everybody”.
De Guzman would be a great addition to Advocaat’s side and could possibly be a replacement for Italian Emanuel Giaccherini.
Advocaat hopes to increase that competition further during the remaining days of the transfer window and sent a fresh message to chairman Ellis Short, who had earlier used his programme notes to hit back at criticism of his reign, after the final whistle.
It follows hot on the heels of reports that the ex-Swansea man, believed to be a target for Cherries, rejected a move to Premier League rivals Sunderland over the weekend.
Boss Dick Advocaat has worked with Toivonen in the past, during his spell in charge of PSV Eindhoven in the 2012-13 season, and is seemingly keen on a reunion with the 29-year-old.