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Sunderland bring in Swedish forward from Rennes

Ola Toivonen has moved to the Premier League. Credit: PA

Sunderland have bolstered their forward line by signing Swedish attacking midfielder Ola Toivonen from Rennes.

The experienced international has joined on a season-long loan from the Ligue 1 club.

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Sunderland boss looking for more signings

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat says he needs two or three more new signings before the end of the window.

The Dutchman has seen his team pick up just one point from the opening three games, sending them to the bottom of the league, meaning he is hopeful sporting director Lee Congerton can come up with the goods.

Dick Advocaat has witness a poor start to the season. Credit: PA

"I have told everyone we need two or three players and I will keep saying it until the last day.

"I think we now have the right people who can judge players and what Lee has done with little money so far is a really great job. So I can appreciate that - but we need more."

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