Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe wants to leave the club before the end of the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.
It has been claimed by the British tabloid that the former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur star has told Black Cats manager Dick Advocaat that he is unhappy with his current playing position.
It has been reported that Defoe has held crisis talks with the Dutchman, having grown frustrated featuring on the right of a front three so far this season.
According to ESPN, Sunderland’s Premier League rivals Bournemouth are interested in signing the 32-year-old Englishman.
However, it has been claimed that the Cherries will miss out on the former West Ham and Spurs star as they cannot match his wage demands or the transfer fee that Sunderland would ask.
Should Sunderland sell Jermain Defoe?
Defoe moved to Sunderland from Major League Soccer outfit Toronto FC only in January, but it seems that he could be on his way out of the Stadium of Light soon.
The Englishman is a proven Premier League goalscorer, and the Black Cats should do all they can to retain his services for the 2015-16 campaign.
Sunderland have made a bad start to the season, losing their opening two games in the Premier League.
If Advocaat’s side were to lose Defoe now, then they would struggle to find a suitable replacement.