Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are leading the race to sign Sunderland starlet Adam Richardson in 2021, according to the Sun (15 November, page 65).
History appears to be repeating itself for the Black Cats, in a number of ways.
Everyone on Wearside must have been suffering from a collective case of déjà vu on Saturday as Sunderland went down 2-1 at home to struggling MK Dons, with Will Grigg missing a sitter in a game the hosts dominated almost from start to finish.
Just to add to the frustration, the Sun reports that Sunderland are now set to lose another of their highly-rated, homegrown prospects to a top-flight vulture.
Manchester United raided the Stadium of Light for Logan Pye and Joe Hugill recently, while Luke Hewitson and Luca Stephenson were spirited away by Liverpool.
Leeds snapped up one of the most exciting young talents in England too when Morten Spencer arrived at Elland Road in 2019.
Goalkeeper Richardson signed his first ever professional contract as recently as February, but the Sun believes that this will not stop Wolves from luring him away from Sunderland.
Manchester United have been looking closely at another Wearside-based prospect but Wolves are the favourites and could tie up the deal in the near future with the January window just weeks away.