Football

Moyes wants Fellaini and Januzaj

David Moyes has admitted that he has taken on a "building job" at Sunderland and hopes to lure Manchester United duo Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj to the Stadium of Light.

Moyes was confirmed as new England manager Sam Allardyce's successor on July 23 and has spent the past 10 days getting to know his squad ahead of the new English Premier League season.

Sunderland are yet to strengthen this summer, but Moyes confirmed he and chief executive, Martin Bain, are working hard to add new faces to the squad and declared his interest in Fellaini and Januzaj.

When asked whether he would like to bring the pair to Sunderland, Moyes said: "If anyone of those players want to join us, I would be happy to have them because they are excellent players. We are interested."

Moyes has signed Fellaini twice before during his spells in charge of Everton and United, and also handed Januzaj his Man United debut against Sunderland, when the Belgium international scored twice in a 2-1 win on Wearside in 2013.

As well as discussing the difficulty of securing transfer targets, Moyes also stressed his desire to bring stability to Sunderland, who have successfully battled against relegation in each of the past four seasons.

"We're not going to hide the facts, Sunderland finished 17th and 16th over the past couple of seasons, so this has to be a building job," said Moyes, who signed a four-year deal at Sunderland.

"Hopefully, I am here for four years and I can bring a level of stability to the club.

"We want to get the right players at the right price and players who want to go on the journey with us." - PA Sport.

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