According to a report in the Bristol Post, Sunderland are interested in signing Bristol City defender Aden Flint.
Sunderland’s summer transfer targets are likely to be defined by what division they are in, with Sam Allardyce’s side currently locked in a relegation battle.
However, they have had their scouts watching Bristol City games recently, and Flint is reportedly the target of their interest.
The 26-year-old has been a rock at the back ever since moving to the Robins back in 2013.
Flint helped Bristol City achieve promotion from League One last term, and he has been a mainstay in their side this time around in the Championship.
Flint has proven a reliable figure at the back, but he has also shown great scoring prowess.
The powerful defender, rather remarkably, has scored 21 goals in the last two seasons - which proves his aerial prowess.
Flint’s form has caught the eye of Sunderland, but they could face competition from West Bromwich Albion, who have also reportedly been watching the centre-back.
West Brom are believed to be looking to strengthen their side for next season, as Tony Pulis looks to add further quality to his squad at the Hawthorns.