According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 10th September 2017; page 58), Sunderland may be among the sides who take a look at West Brom youngster Tyler Roberts if his contract is allowed to run down during the coming months.
The Sun on Sunday reports that the 18-year-old is out of contract with West Brom next summer, and there appear to be a cluster of teams looking at pursuing a potential deal.
According to The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 10th September 2017; page 58), Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Brighton and Hove Albion will all look to monitor Roberts' progress during his time at the Bescot Stadium, seemingly in an attempt to put themselves in the hunt if the teenager does become available next summer.
Roberts has made a fairly bright start to life with the Saddlers, scoring once and contributing one assist in two league appearances for the third tier side.
It would perhaps be a surprise if West Brom did decide to let Roberts' contract expire by next summer as he appears to have plenty of potential - and may well be capable of contributing for Tony Pulis' side in the future.
But of course, perhaps if Roberts feels that his path to the Baggies first-team is too congested, the idea of signing a new deal may not appeal to him.
And that may open the door for the likes of Sunderland, Ipswich and Brighton to potentially make their own move for the youngster.