Sunderland are in a race against time to secure the signature of Jason Denayer on a loan deal, after reaching a verbal agreement with Manchester City, according to the Times.

The Belgian defender is unlikely to feature much for Manchester City this season, and has been wanting to secure a loan move for more first team football.

He impressed during his loan stint at Celtic in the 2014/15 season, and had a similar spell in Turkey for Galatasaray last term but it has been claimed Manchester City now want him to enjoy a full campaign in the Premier League.

And it seems Sunderland have finally reached an agreement with Manchester City over a proposed loan deal for the Belgian international defender.

Sunderland have been chasing the signature of Denayer for the last few days as David Moyes looks to add more strength to his squad in order to give them a better chance to survive in the Premier League this season.


However, the paperwork of the deal is yet to be completed, and the Black Cats have found themselves in a race against time to get Denayer's loan deal over the line before the transfer window slams shut.

Denayer also wants to secure the loan move away from Manchester City as he realises he is unlikely to get many minutes under Pep Guardiola this season at the Etihad.