Report: Sunderland want Sion forward Moussa Konate - if they stay in the Premier League

Sunderland are reportedly keen on Sion striker Moussa Konate.

According to The Sun, Sunderland are looking to snap up Sion striker Moussa Konate this summer - providing that they stay in the Premier League.

The Black Cats were boosted in their bid for Premier League survival with a 3-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday afternoon, meaning they now lie just one point shy of safety.

Sam Allardyce is slowly but surely making Sunderland a tough outfit to beat, and whilst Saturday's game saw his side hit the back of the net three times, moves for attacking reinforcements are still expected this summer.

Now, The Sun report that 'Big Sam' and Sunderland are keen on signing Sion goalscorer Moussa Konate, who has a £5m asking price on his head.

The pacey 23-year-old hit the headlines at the 2012 Olympic Games, scoring five goals in just four games for Senegal, and those exploits led to unsuccessful moves to Krasnodar and Genoa, before joining Sion in 2014.

With 16 goals in 27 games last term, Konate became a star in Switzerland, and he has followed that up with another 11 goals in 29 games this term, whilst also notching seven goals in 16 games for Senegal - all of which makes him a very attractive proposition for Premier League teams seeking a prolific goalscorer.

An international team-mate of Sunderland forward Dame N'Doye, Konate appears to be ready for a step-up from Sion, but it's claimed that Sunderland will only move for him on one condition: that they stay in the Premier League.

With £5m needed to sign Konate, Sunderland are seemingly not quite so keen on paying that much if they suffer relegation, potentially leaving the forward available for Premier League rivals to sign.

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