It is becoming clear that Sunderland were one such team and that they are after an Austrian international.
The same report claims that this is the second time Sunderland have watched Austria in action. Black Cats scouts apparently took in an Austria Euro 2016 qualifier in the Autumn.
The report names the impressive Austrian defenders Martin Hinteregger and Aleksandar Dragovic – but does not suggest that either the Borussia Monchengladbach or Dynamo Kiev duo is the target Sunderland are considering.
Austrian football is certainly on the up and talented players such as Zlatko Junuzovic or Rubin Okotie would rightly be on their radar.
So Sunderland fans might need to expect the pursuit of an Austrian this summer.