Sunderland are planning to sign Trabzonspor forward Dame N'Doye on a loan until the end of the season, according to ​Sky Sports News.

The Black Cats are currently fighting against relegation and have already made their first signing of the window in defender ​Jan Kirchhoff to boost the worst defence in the league. But now it would appear manager Sam Allardyce is looking to improve his options up front.

Allardyce currently has four strikers at his disposal in Steven Fletcher, Danny Graham, Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini, but all except Defoe have failed to make much of an impact.

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N'Doye signed for Turkish side Trabzonspor from Hull City in the summer for £2.2m, but is yet to score in his 12 appearances so far this season.

The 30-year-old Senegal international managed five goals in 15 games for Hull, whom he joined a year ago, but he was unable to keep the Tigers in the top flight. 

N'Doye started his European football career in Portugal with Académica de Coimbra before signing for Panathinaikos. A brief spell at fellow Greek side OFI Creek followed.

His best spell at a club came in Denmark for FC Copenhagen where he averaged better than a goal every other game. In a three-year spell he scored 59 goals before moving to Lokomotiv Moscow and then Hull.

Sunderland fans will be hoping he can been more effective at the Stadium of Light as the club are currently four points from safety.