Sunderland are have made an offer to take Udinese striker Matej Vydra on loan for next season, the Daily Mail understands.
The 21 year old spent last season on loan with Watford, where he scored twenty-two goals in thirty league appearances, form which saw him named Championship Player of the Year.
West ham United, Crystal Palace and Werder Bremen are also believed to be interested, though the Czech Republic international’s agent has said that a move to the Stadium of Light does appeal.
Vydra is valued at around £8million, though Sunderland are not willing to spend that amount of money at this time.
Ondrej Chovanec, Vydra’s agent, knows Mackems manager Paolo Di Canio from his time at West Ham United, as he has also represented the Italian’s ex-team mate Tomas Repka; something which could give the North East club an edge.
However it remains to be seen if Udinese would be willing to let their player leave on anything other than a permanent basis.