Sunderland are interested in signing Stefano Okaka from Sampdoria in the summer transfer window, according to Gianlucadimarzio.com.
It now seems that a third club from the English top flight has joined the race for the services of the former AS Roma man.
Okaka’s current contract with Sampdoria runs out in June 2016, which means that Sunderland will have to pay a transfer fee if they want to sign him this summer.
The Italy international knows all about English football, having played on loan for Fulham from Roma in 2010-11.
The former Parma man has scored four goals and created 27 chances in 31 Serie A appearances this season.
Okaka has a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 44%, and he has won 26 headers, 38 dribbles and 18 tackles.