Report: Wolves leading the race to sign Sunderland linked Derby striker Chris Martin

Chris Martin of Derby County shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Burton Albion at iPro Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Derby, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are leading the race to sign Sunderland linked Derby County striker Chris Martin.

Chris Martin of Derby County shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Burton Albion at iPro Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Derby, England.

According to reports from the Sunday People (printed edition; 21/01/2018 – page 48) Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers are leading the race to sign Derby County striker Chris Martin.

Wolves are in the market for a striker and want Martin to join Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

Chris Martin of Derby gets past Alex Baptiste of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers at iPro Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Derby,...

 

The 29-year-old has started just five of Derby’s Championship games this season, and looks to have dropped down the pecking order at the club following Rams’ £1.5 million capture of Cameron Jerome from Norwich City.

According to reports from Northern Echo, Sunderland and Reading have shown keen interest in signing him, with Martin willing to move to the Black Cats in January.

Johnny Russell of Derby County celebrates with Chris Martin after he scores during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Burton Albion at iPro Stadium on December 2, 2017...

Also, earlier this week, reports from HITC Sport claimed that the Black Cats have agreed a loan deal with Derby for Martin, and are hoping to convince the player to make the move to the Stadium of Light.

Chris Coleman, the Sunderland boss, has hinted on Saturday that a deal is in place, but it is up to the player to decide. And it seems, Wolves have sneaked in, and could ruin Sunderland’s hopes of signing the striker.

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