Last Updated: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:31
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has decided against pursuing his interest in Panathinaikos winger Charis Mavrias.
The Greek youngster was thought to be a top summer target for the Black Cats earlier in the transfer window but a deal has failed to materialise and they are now apparently looking at other options.
A £2.5m move had been provisionally agreed but his switch was delayed earlier this month due to Mavrias abdominal injury, and then a subsequent meeting on Wearside to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical was postponed.
Di Canio has added eight first-team players to his squad already in a very busy summer but he has decided against pursuing Mavrias and is instead thought to be focusing on signing a couple more full-backs and a central midfielder.
Former Everton player Manuel Fernandes, now at Besiktas in Turkey, has been linked with a £6.5m move, while Inter Milan's Serbian international midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic is another name mentioned as a possible target ahead of the new season.
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