DAVID MOYES is hoping to launch his Sunderland reign with a double swoop on his former club, Manchester United, to sign Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane.

Moyes, who flew to France for a week-long training camp yesterday morning having watched his new side claim a 2-1 friendly win over Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon, is also hoping to push through a swift deal for midfielder Yann M’Vila, who spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light.

The new Black Cats boss signed a four-year deal to replace Sam Allardyce, and is expected to announce Billy McKinlay, who worked with him at Real Sociedad, as his new assistant in the next few days.

Having sought a number of financial guarantees from Sunderland owner Ellis Short prior to agreeing to take over on Wearside, Moyes is determined to make some headway in the transfer market before he returns to England at the start of next week.

His formal unveiling has been postponed until the Black Cats complete their French trip, which will feature matches against Stade Nyonnais, Dijon FCO and Montpellier, and by the time he is presented to the press, he will hope to have new signings to discuss.

Januzaj and Keane are currently at the top of his wanted list, with the Scotsman having worked with both players during his unsuccessful stint at Old Trafford.

Januzaj played in Manchester United’s friendly defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the weekend, but the 21-year-old, who has started just two Premier League games since February 2015, does not appear to have much of a future under Jose Mourinho.

He was demoted from his previous squad number last week, with Mourinho seemingly sharing Louis van Gaal’s view that the Belgian has lapsed markedly since he broke onto the scene in such spectacular fashion in the 2013-14 season.

Moyes was Januzaj’s manager back then, and the new Sunderland boss successfully argued that the midfielder should be granted a new five-year deal worth around £60,000-a-week.

That highlights just how highly he rated him, and while he has inherited a Sunderland squad with a number of effective wide players, Januzaj’s ability to also play infield as a ‘number ten’ could make him a useful asset.

Sunderland will initially raise the possibility of a season-long loan deal, although they would also be willing to consider a permanent transfer if Manchester United were to be realistic in their valuation of the youngster.

Keane is expected to leave Old Trafford on a permanent basis this summer, having spent the majority of last season on loan at Championship side Preston.

The 23-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or a centre-forward, is available for around £6.5m, with Stoke City having already made an approach.

Moyes is expected to confirm his own interest within the next 24 hours, and Keane’s desire to leave Manchester United in order to improve his chances of regular first-team football could prove crucial in any talks.

M’Vila has already spelled out his desire to return to Sunderland, and while this summer’s discussions with Russian side Rubin Kazan have proved tortuous, the Black Cats’ hierarchy remain confident a deal is achievable if Moyes gives it the green light.

Crucially, the Scotsman tried to sign M’Vila on two different occasions during his time at Everton, and he is understood to have been impressed by the Frenchman’s contributions in a Sunderland shirt last season.

The finances of the deal still have to be ironed out, with M’Vila earning around £100,000-a-week at Kazan, but with his current contract having less than a year to run, a compromise should be possible.

Moyes is also pondering whether to offer Charles N’Zogbia a short-term contract, with the 30-year-old midfielder, who is a free agent following the end of his previous deal at Aston Villa, having scored Sunderland’s winner at the weekend.

N’Zogbia has spent most of the summer training with the Black Cats, and Moyes is believed to be ready to offer him a deal provided his wage demands are not too excessive. The fact that N'Zogbia was part of the squad that flew to France yesterday certainly suggests he is part of his new manager's plans.

The Sunderland boss will hope to make at least six or seven signings before the end of next month, having been reassured by Short’s promises in last week’s talks.

“Martin Bain (chief executive) and Ellis were great in getting things done,” said Moyes. “They’ve given me some guarantees and reassurances about what we can do because, let’s be fair, we’ve got a big club that we need to take forward and make sure we’re not celebrating about staying up. That can’t be the goal, it’s not my goal for sure.

“It reminds me a lot of when I took over at Everton, a club that was bobbing around at the bottom. What we need to do at Sunderland is move up and do what we did at Everton. We need to move up the table and be competing at the top end.”

Moyes watched from the stands on Saturday as Fabio Borini opened the scoring against Rotherham with a crisp first-half strike. The Italian received the ball from N’Zogbia and drilled in a half-volley that squirmed under Millers goalkeeper Lee Camp.

Rotherham equalised 18 seconds into the second half as Jerry Yates was able to swivel on the edge of the six-yard box to dispatch Jake Forster-Caskey’s cross.

However, N’Zogbia struck a winner with six minutes left, firing into the bottom right-hand corner after Josh Robson picked him out on the edge of the box.

Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Pickford (Mannone 46); J Robson, Kone (E Robson 85), Kaboul (Ledger 78), van Aanholt; N’Zogbia, Rodwell; Lens (Greenwood 86), Borini (Watmore 56), Khazri (Gooch 65); Defoe (Honeyman 75).

Subs (not used): Stryjek (gk), T Robson, Asoro.