Are Sunderland one of seven Championship clubs targeting Bradford City's Charlie Wyke?

Chris Coleman manager of Sunderland reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Reading at Stadium of Light on December 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Jack Marriott won't be joining Sunderland from League One Peterborough United - but Bradford City striker Charlie Wyke may be within budget.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United celebrates scoring his team's third goal during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Peterborough United at Villa Park on...

Jack Marriott is not the only League One striker in demand this month.

According to Sky Sports, as many as seven Championship clubs are sniffing around Bradford City’s Charlie Wyke.

Although the Bantams targetman cannot boast the 23 goals that Marriott has plundered at Peterborough United this term, he has an impressive 12 goals in the third tier of English football. And Sky Sports add that Wyke could cost just £1 million – a decent fee for a striker who looks like he deserves a chance at playing football at a higher level.

Charlie Wyke of Bradford City takes on Byron Webster of Millwall during the Sky Bet League One Playoff Final between Bradford City and Millwall at Wembley Stadium on May 20, 2017 in London,...

And if Sunderland can raise enough funds to meet Bradford’s asking price, the Middlesbrough-born forward could be the sort of signing they need to steer clear of the drop zone in the second half of the season.

Sunderland have already been looking in League One for attacking reinforcements, with The Mail reporting in December that they had been impressed by Marriott’s stunning form at London Road.

Since then, however, the former Luton Town striker has gone from strength to strength and added a few more pounds to any transfer fee, especially after scoring twice as Peterborough defeated Aston Villa 3-1 away from home in the FA Cup third round.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United in action during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Peterborough United and Northampton Town at The Abax Stadium on October 3, 2017 in Peterborough,...

The Posh won't sell Marriott for anything other than £6 million or above this summer, per The Express, And Wyke is an absolute steal by comparison. He is also essentially a more affordable alternative to Bolton Wanderers powerhouse Gary Madine, who the Sunderland Echo claimed last month was one of manager Chris Coleman’s top targets.

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