New Sunderland manager Jack Ross wants to sign Hibernian’s John McGinn and St Mirren’s Kyle Magennis, according to the Scottish Sun.

Ross left Scottish side St Mirren for Sunderland despite guiding them to the Scottish Championship title last season. He will apparently be given money to spend by the Black Cats as he looks to build a squad for promotion.

John McGinn is target for Sunderland. He has been attracting attention from various English clubs and Hibernian are bracing themselves for bids for him. Ross knows McGinn well from managing him at St Mirren and is hoping to persuade him to move to League One. He will a difficult player to sign though as Hibs value him around £3 million.

McGinn, who is 23 years-old, started his career at St Mirren and played 98 games for them before moving to join Hibs in 2015. He has 7 caps for Scotland and has also won the Scottish Cup.

Sunderland are also keen on signing St Mirren midfielder Kyle Magennis, who is valued at around £1 million. He is being tipped for a big future in the game and the 19-year-old was a key player Ross’ side who won the Scottish Championship title last season.

Magennis joined St Mirren at the age of 5 and has been a first-tea regular for them over the past couple of seasons in the Scottish second tier.

Sunderland are hoping for an immediate return to the Championship next season and the signings of McGinn and Magennis would boost their chances.

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