Neven Subotic, who is a target of Sunderland according to the Chronicle, has confirmed on his Facebook page that he will be leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Sunderland reportedly feel that Subotic would make a good addition to their squad, as Sam Allardyce hunts for a new centre-back.
Although the Black Cats are likely to use Younes Kaboul and Lamine Kone as their first choice pairing, Allardyce wants more cover in the centre of his defence.
With Wes Brown set to depart, and John O’Shea reaching the twilight of his career, Sunderland’s defensive options look short and Subotic could play an important role if he was to move to Wearside.
The Serbian defender only made 11 appearances for Dortmund, and he wrote a message confirming his departure on his own Facebook page earlier today.
Subotic said: “I am in the best age for a football player and I want to use my time to improve myself and my team every day. And I want to have the feeling I am needed and I can give everything for my club. That is what I am thinking about.”
Sunderland are set to be highly active this summer, with Allardyce determined to strengthen his squad.
The North East side are desperate not to be dragged into a relegation fight once again next season.
Allardyce has already made some good moves in the transfer market since taking charge at Sunderland, with most the Wearsiders’ January recruits impressing.