Sunderland have tabled an offer for Borussia Dortmund’s out of favour striker Adrian Ramos, Bild report.
The German publication claim that the Colombia international striker has a lucrative three-year offer from Sunderland on the table but an agreement between the clubs over a fee has yet to be reached.
The Black Cats have been disappointingly quiet on the transfer front this summer and headed into the new campaign largely unprepared for the challenges ahead.
Opening defeats to Leicester City and Norwich City set the alarm bells ringing, and although their last outing against Swansea City was much better, new additions are needed before the deadline.
However, one problem the club now face is any potential target is likely to be overpriced by the selling club and their current position at the foot of the Premier League table will do them no favours at all.
According to the report in Bild, Dortmund are willing to sell but are demanding a €10 million fee [approximately £7.25 million].
Ramos, 29, featured sparingly last season with 18 Bundesliga appearances and disappointed on the goal front, netting just twice as the German giants vastly underperformed.
The striker does however have plenty of experience, representing the Colombia national team on 35 occasion and maintaining a solid record for Hertha Berlin prior to joining Dortmund last summer.
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is seemingly desperate for new signings ahead of the upcoming transfer deadline, with a failure to do so likely to leave the club in a very difficult position.