Report: Sunderland prioritise signing a striker in January; Kevin Nolan won't be joining

The former West Ham United midfielder will not be reuniting with Sam Allardyce any time soon.

Sam Allardyce will not attempt to bring free-agent Kevin Nolan to Sunderland, according to a report in the Telegraph.

The former West Ham midfielder has been without a club since his release in September and a reunion with Allardyce at the Stadium of Light had been touted.

The Telegraph now claim that Allardyce will not fill his last remaining squad space with the 33-year old but will instead wait until January to focus on bringing in a new striker.

Sunderland have been unable to call upon a consistent goalscorer for the last few years and this season has been no different despite boasting the likes of Steven Fletcher, Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini among their ranks.

Owner Ellis Short has promised Allardyce there will be money to spend in January - according to the Telegraph’s report - and Sunderland scouts have been tasked to find strikers out of contract or available to buy for the coming transfer window.

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