Report: Sunderland and Newcastle United want Marseille's Michy Batshuayi

Sunderland and Newcastle United are both interested in Marseille's Michy Batshuayi.

According to the Chronicle, Sunderland are preparing to bid for Michy Batshuayi in the January transfer window.

Newcastle United are also credited with an interest in Batshuayi in the same report, as the North East duo plot incoming additions in January.

Sam Allardyce has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his squad at the Stadium of Light, as their form has been poor of late.

The Black Cats have lost their last three matches, leaving them five points away from safety.

Sunderland have struggled at both ends of the pitch this season, and they are on the hunt for a potent striker.

Batshuayi certainly ticks the boxes, as he has been in excellent form in Ligue 1 this term.

The 22-year-old has racked up 14 goals in 25 appearances and established himself as one of the most feared marksmen in France.

The Chronicle claim that Marseille value Batshuayi at around £20 million, meaning most of Sunderland’s transfer budget would be used up if they were to sign him.

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