Sunderland could be interested in signing Patrick Bamford from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Mail.
“Feyenoord and Holland midfielder Jordy Clasie is one ambitious target who has been mentioned, but he could favour a move to Southampton,” states the report.
“Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has been watched on several occasions already, while Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford could emerge as a loan target.”
Interestingly, The Mirror also claim that Sunderland want England Under-21 international forward Bamford.
The British newspaper has mentioned Bamford as one of five targets for the Black Cats, while reporting that manager Dick Advocaat will be given as much as £50 million to spend this summer.
Bamford, who played on loan at Championship outfit Middlesbrough during the 2014-15 season, was recently linked with a move to Newcastle United.
Earlier this month, The Daily Mail claimed that Newcastle are targeting Bamford this summer.
Bamford was one of the best players in the Championship last season and helped Middlesbrough reach the playoff final.
The Chelsea-owned forward scored 16 goals and created 28 chances in 40 league appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 70% and a shot accuracy of 51%.