- Tyne Tees
Sunderland have confirmed that they have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
The 25-year-old Italian has penned a two-year deal on Wearside and has joined up with his new team-mates ahead of this weekend’s trip to Italy.
The news follows Monday’s triple arrival of Cabral, Valentin Roberge and Modibo Diakite.
Mannone initially joined Arsenal as a 17-year-old from Italian side Atalanta in 2005.
He made his debut at the age of 21 and represented the Gunners in the Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League, making 15 appearances in all.
The former Italian U21 international also spent time on loan at Barnsley in 2006, making four appearances for the Tykes.
He also had two spells at Hull, playing 11 games in the 2010-11 season plus a further 23 during the following campaign.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned clubs targeting his biggest names they will have to big bid to give them a chance of signing them
Sunderland's Cabral is relishing the prospect of testing himself in the Premier League after winning everything he could in Switzerland.
Newcastle have been given permission to speak to Wigan striker Arouna Kone.