Story below nicked from the Grauniad. I'd be surprised if MA spent so much of his budget on one player, but he'd certainly be a welcome signing, and better than some of the oldies being mentioned.
Micky Adams is set to make his first signing of the summer after offering £1m for the Sunderland winger Matt Piper.
Adams is desperate to bring the former Leicester player back to the Walkers Stadium and take advantage of Sunderland's miserable relegation from the Premiership.
Piper, 21, joined the Black Cats for £3.5m last summer after just one full season with Leicester but made only 13 appearances this term because of a niggling hernia injury.
Cash-strapped Sunderland are desperate to offload players as they prepare for the harsh financial realities of life in the First Division.
Adams said: "Matt has not had the best of times at Sunderland, with three different managers this season alone, but there's no doubt he's got a lot of ability.
"He was very popular here at Leicester and if we could agree an acceptable price we would like to see him back because we know all about him."
The Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy is considering the bid but is expected to be urged by his board to allow Piper to leave the Stadium of Light. Piper will have to take a hefty pay cut but is guaranteed first-team football at the newly promoted Foxes.
Southampton are also keen on the England Under-21 player even though he had turned them down in favour of a move to Sunderland, but Piper's Leicester connections have put Adams firmly in the driving seat. Piper's father, Mark, is also his agent and wants his son to kick-start his career back in the Premiership - and with Leicester.