Sunderland are set to make a surprise move for former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, according to the Mail Online.
The North East side are keen to strengthen as they hope for a season without any fears of relegation, having finished in the bottom five in three of the last four Premier League seasons.
Dzeko moved to Roma last summer, and racked up thirty-nine appearances in all competitions in his debut season with the Serie A side, scoring ten goals.
Prior to his switch to the Italian capital, the Bosnia and Herzegovina international played one hundred and eighty-nine times for Manchester City, scoring seventy-two goals,
He was part of the squads that won the English top flight in both 2012 and 2014 while he also has winners medals in both the FA Cup and League Cup while internationally he has been capped seventy-nine times for his country, scoring forty-six goals.