Sunderland are said to be willing to spend big on a striker.
According to the Sunderland Echo, Sunderland are prepared to spend big on a striker this summer.
In this article, we take a look at three potential additions that they should make up front.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
Persuading Bournemouth to part with Wilson would be a tough ask, but if Sunderland were prepared to invest - then the 24-year-old would surely be a great addition.
Wilson is quick and a deadly finisher, and he would make an ideal long-term replacement for Jermain Defoe.
Wilfried Bony (Manchester City)
Bony’s time at City appears to be coming to an end, but he would make a valuable signing for Sunderland.
Bony would make the perfect foil for Defoe, with the Ivorian able to win the physical battle against defenders.
Bony has been prolific with Swansea before, and if he could find that form for Sunderland, he would enhance Sam Allardyce’s attacking options considerably.
Robin Van Persie (Fenerbache)
While Van Persie may not cost Sunderland too much in terms of transfer fee, they would have to commit a sizeable amount of wages to convince him to move to the Stadium of Light.
Van Persie is unlikely to move for cheap - but his arrival on Wearside would certainly be a signal of intent.
The Dutch international may be 32-year-old, but he remains a wonderful finisher and his partnership with Defoe would have the potential to be deadly.