Premier League basement club Sunderland hope they will be allowed to sign Portuguese goalkeeper Mika Domingues from Boavista, according to Record.
The Black Cats failed to complete the transfer ahead of Wednesday’s deadline, but they have appealed to FIFA as the TMS computer system used to validate international transfers prevented the deal from being wrapped up before the deadline.
Sunderland hope the world’s governing body will allow them to sign Mika Domingues as they are in problems now that Vito Mannone is set for a three-month spell on the sidelines.
The 25-year-old shot-stopper joined Boavista from Atletico CP, having previously spent three years with Benfica and he has since been in very good form, making 58 Primeira Liga appearances for the club.
It remains to be seen whether he will be allowed to join Sunderland, with the FIFA ruling expected to be made within the next few days.