Ipswich Town's Kieffer Moore could be perfect Sunderland signing - whether or not they keep Lewis Grabban

Lewis Grabban of Sunderland scores a goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in...

A report claims Sunderland could lose top scorer Lewis Grabban in January.

Lewis Grabban of Sunderland scores a goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in...

Sunderland strikers could still be in short supply regardless of whether Lewis Grabban is recalled by Bournemouth.

Teamtalk reports that Grabban's departure is likely in January, with Wolves and Fulham eyeing permanent moves for the 10-goal 29-year-old.

It is claimed that Sunderland are unable to offer such a deal for Grabban, whose last two transfers have totalled around £12 million combined (Transfermarkt).

Kieffer Moore of Rotherham United celebrates after scoring his sides goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Rotherham United and Northampton Town at The Aesseal New York Stadium...

One player who could be within budget, however, is Ipswich Town striker Kieffer Moore - one of the few EFL players to have outscored Grabban this season.

Moore, who has stuck 13 times while on loan to Rotherham United, is being recalled by Ipswich in January, and won't be sold unless they receive a 'bonkers' offer, according to Tractor Boys manager Mick McCarthy.

Mick McCarthy, manager of Ipswich looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Crystal Palace and Ipswich Town at Selhurst Park on August 22, 2017 in London, England.

But in the words of Rotherham boss Paul Warne, there will still be 'a few bidding' for the six-foot-four front man, whose Ipswich contract expires next summer.

And Sunderland, for whom some height up front would not go amiss, would be wise to enter the running. Failing to do so could leave their options very sparse indeed.

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