Report: Sunderland want Bayer Leverkusen’s Giulio Donati

Sunderland are reportedly interested in Bayer Leverkusen defender Giulio Donati.

Sunderland are interested in signing Giulio Donati from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer transfer window, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

It has been reported by the Italian news outlet that the Premier League outfit are among a host of clubs looking to secure the services of the 25-year-old Italian defender.

Italian trio of Fiorentina, Genoa and Napoli are claimed to be keen on Donati, whose contract with Bundesliga side Bayer runs until June 2017, according to

The right-back joined the German club in the summer of 2013, but he has struggled to play regularly and could be on his way out in the coming weeks.

The former Inter Milan prospect featured in 24 Bundesliga games in the 2013-14 season and played just eight times in the league in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign.

Sunderland are looking for defensively reinforcements this summer in order to have a better campaign in the Premier League next season.

The Black Cats narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship, and they will be keen on faring better in the 2015-16 campaign.

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