Sunderland desperately need a productive transfer window. Chris Coleman's men are bottom of the Championship and now have to cope for the rest of the season without their leading goalscorer, with Lewis Grabban's loan spell at the Stadium of Light being prematurely terminated by Bournemouth.
The Mail reports that Gyasi was a player that they are keen on, with the 27-year-old scoring six times and providing three assists in the league for Norwegian side this season.
However, the Mail's live transfer feed (9th January 2018; 14:39) reports that the Black Cats are only able to complete loan deals during this window and Aalesund only want to let Gyasi go if it is on a permanent basis, with an initial fee set at £600,000 before the total deal rises to a potential £1 million.
What perhaps quashes Coleman's hopes even further is the fact that the Mail adds that Nottingham Forest, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday are also all keen on the Ghana international - and it may be optimistic on Sunderland's part to imagine that none of the trio would be willing to meet Aalesund's demands.
Of course, there is plenty of time left before the deadline, but with just one player through the door this month - with defender Jake Clarke-Salter arriving on loan from Chelsea - Sunderland fans will be hoping that the next few weeks prove extremely eventful for the club on the transfer front.
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