Sunderland will have to pay upwards of £10m if they are to have any chance of securing the services of Leicester City forward Leonardo Ulloa, according to the Telegraph.
The Argentina international has fallen down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium following the arrival of record signing Islam Slimani, with all of his seven league appearances so far coming as a substitute.
He played in all but nine matches last season, scoring six goals as the Foxes defied the odds to clinch the Premier League title.
In total, he has played for the East Midlands’ outfit eighty-four times, scoring nineteen goals since signing from Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer of 2014.
Sunderland won for the first time in the league this season after beating Bournemouth last time out and now sit six points from safety and can be backed at 9/4 to stay up.