Three strikers Sunderland could move for next, following Edin Dzeko rejection

Bosnia's Edin Dzeko during training

Sunderland are looking to strengthen their forward line this summer.

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Following the news that Roma striker Edin Dzeko has rejected the opportunity to move to Sunderland (Gazetta), we take a look at three ambitious targets Sam Allardyce’s side could move for.

Christian Benteke (Liverpool)

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal for Liverpool

Benteke endured a difficult first season at Liverpool, but he has already proven how dangerous he can be in the Premier League.

The Belgian international had a one in two scoring record for Aston Villa, and he would be a fantastic signing for Sunderland.

Benteke could be made available for transfer this summer, and the Black Cats should make sure they are in the race for his signature.

Carlos Bacca (AC Milan)

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Bacca has already been linked with a move to West Ham United, but if Sunderland feel that they can attract Dzeko then they should also show their ambition and attempt to sign the Colombian.

Bacca has netted 18 goals in 36 appearances during his first season for Milan, but the Italian club could sell.

AC Milan are reportedly willing to listen to offers for the 29-year-old, and he would surely enhance Sunderland’s attacking ranks.

Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax)

Poland's Arkadiusz Milik shoots at goal

Milik may be one of the most in demand strikers in Europe currently, but there is no reason why Sunderland couldn’t at least join the queue of suitors attempting to sign the Polish international.

Ajax do not have the financial power to keep Milik away from Premier League sides, and the striker seems almost certain to move on this summer.

Milik blasted in 21 goals last season, and he looks to have the capabilities to be a real threat for whichever club signs him.

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