The talented Manchester United youngster looks to have a lot of suitors this summer, with former boss David Moyes among them.
Arsenal's Calum Chambers in action with Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini
Sunderland's announcement of David Moyes as manager has brought with it a succession of links to former players managed by the Scot, though arguably none of them are as exciting as the Black Cats' interest in Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj.
Moyes confirmed in his opening press conference as Sunderland boss that he was interested in signing the 21-year-old, but to do so he will have to beat Italian side Lazio in a race for the £10 million rated youngster, suggest Gazzetta dello Sport, cited by talkSPORT.
The capital club are likely to sell star Italy international Antonio Candreva to Inter this summer, and the talkSPORT report indicates new boss Simone Inzaghi has earmarked Januzaj as a possible replacement.
Sunderland manager David Moyes poses
Sunderland fans will be hoping the youngster's links to Moyes will help convince him to remain in the Premier League, rather than taking in another move abroad.
The Belgium international burst into football during Moyes' single season in charge at Old Trafford in 2013-14, going from a promising talent in the development squad to a key member of the Red Devils senior side.
David Moyes with Adnan Januzaj
Januzaj made 35 appearances that campaign, scoring four times and announcing himself as one of the most talented teenagers in world football.
Since then however, he has found his role at Old Trafford diminished, and a disappointing loan at Borussia Dortmund last season only set him even further back from the United first team.
New manager Jose Mourinho's decision to leave him out of the first team training squad last week, culminating in his lack of involvement in the high profile win over Galatasaray in Sweden, suggest the versatile attacking midfielder is not in the thoughts of the Manchester giants.
Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj in action with Club Brugge's Dion Cools