Report: Sunderland are in talks with unnamed striker amid Adrian Ramos rumours

The Black Cats are hoping to seal a new attacking force this week.

Sunderland are in talks to sign a new striker on a permanent deal, not a loan, as reported by the Sunderland Echo.

The local paper reports that The Black Cats are already in contact with a target and discussions are ongoing about an arrival.

They go on to confirm that it is not former loanee Fabio Borini, a player who they have been linked with throughout the summer.

It would seem that the player might be Colombian international striker Adrian Ramos.

It was reported by German paper Bild last night that Sunderland would need to fork out around £7.5 million on the player, who is discussing a potential three-year contract with the club.

Sunderland, on paper, have options up top already, but certainly need to bring another in. Steven Fletcher is misfiring whilst Danny Graham is never a reliable stream of goal-scoring. Jermain Defoe is the lead front-man, but age is beginning to catch up with him. They sold Connor Wickham to Crystal Palace earlier this summer and are yet to replace him – so Ramos would be a good fit.

The 29-year-old joined Dortmund from Hertha Berlin last summer. The powerful forward, who scored 65 goals in 176 games in the German capital, failed to settle at Signal Iduna Park and scored just six times in 29 appearances – finding himself out of favour this term.

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