Sunderland have acknowledged their need to bring in added quality during the January transfer window.
Sunderland will target the Scandinavian market in January transfer window, according to a report in the Sunderland Echo.
The Black Cats are determined to add quality to their squad, as their poor start has exposed a number of areas of weakness.
Sunderland have conceded more times than any other team in the Premier League, and they have also struggled for goals - leaving them at the bottom of the table.
Dick Advocaat's side have not won any of their first seven league fixtures, with their only victory to date this season coming in the League Cup against Exeter City.
As a result, they are determined to make sure that they bring in much-needed reinforcements at the next available opportunity, and they feel that Scandinavia could offer some bargains.
Sunderland already have Swedish duo Sebastian Larsson and Ola Toivonen in their ranks, and they are keen to add more players from the region.
The Black Cats will be hoping to improve their situation before January, though, making a move to the Stadium of Light slightly more appealing to any potential transfer target.