Report: Paddy McNair targeted by Derby, Stoke and Norwich, could cost £5m

England's former player Frank Lampard takes his seat for The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on October 23, 2017 in London.

The Sunderland midfielder is reportedly wanted by Derby County, Stoke City and Norwich City from the Championship alone.

Paddy McNair of Sunderland reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Burton Albion at Stadium of Light on April 21, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

Championship trio Derby County, Stoke City and Norwich City have entered the running to sign Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair, according to the Daily Mirror (liveblog entry 14:55).

Sunderland are said to have turned down a £2 million offer from Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this week.

Bartosz Kapustka of Poland and Paddy McNair of Northern Ireland compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Poland and Northern Ireland at Allianz Riviera Stadium...

And it the newspaper adds that the Mackems are holding out for £5 million for the Northern Ireland international.

Brighton are expected to return with an improved bid, according to the Daily Mirror, but could face competition from Derby, Stoke and Norwich.

Derby manager Gary Rowett  looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Bristol City at the iPro Stadium on January 19, 2018 in Derby, England.

The newspaper adds that Derby, who lost manager Gary Rowett to Stoke last month, are set to bankroll new boss Frank Lampard - despite their chairman's suggestions on the contrary.

Norwich have also made significant cut backs over the past 12 months, but could see their coffers boosted by the likely sale of talisman James Maddison, who is said to be attracting Premier League interest.

Can Sunderland keep hold of McNair amid interest from Derby, Stoke and Norwich?

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