Sunderland are likely to be targeting a striker in January, in this piece we take a look at three potential targets.
Gus Poyet stated earlier this morning that he already knows his transfer wishlist at Sunderland for January.
The Uruguayan has identified the weak points in his squad and is on the look out for new players who could add quality to the team.
One of the positions where Sunderland are expected to be trying to make additions in during the January transfer window is up-front and in this piece we take a look at three possible targets.
With Danny Ings' contract expiring next summer, his future at Burnley looks particularly unstable.
The youngster has become the Clarets' talisman over the past year, but it seems that his head has been turned by the apparent interest in his services.
Although Ings has failed to hit the back of the net with much regularity this season, largely down to injury, he remains a huge talent and Sunderland could benefit from his pace and energy up-front.
The 22-year-old should not be too costly, given his contract situation, so he could provide Poyet with a viable option to use up-front.
A long term target of the Black Cats, Fabio Borini could yet be persuaded to upon leave Liverpool.
The two teams had agreed a fee during the summer, but Borini decided to fight for his place at Anfield rather than complete a move to Wearside.
Since, he has continued to only be a back-up player and does not start regularly even with Daniel Sturridge out injured.
Borini has made only one Premier League start for the club, and four appearances in total, meaning that the opportunity to become a first-team regular may be a more appealing one now.
Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace)
A striker with a eye for goal, Dwight Gayle has found his chances bafflingly limited at Crystal Palace.
He appears second choice to Frazier Campbell despite leading the club's scoring charts last season.
Although he may not be the high-profile signing Sunderland fans would have hoped for, he could be perfectly fitting with what they need.
A predator with a tireless work-rate, Gayle is the sort of finisher who could provide Sunderland with much more of a goalscoring threat than they currently possess.