Norwich ‘ready to make bid’ for Sunderland target Haller

Date published: Monday 14th December 2015 2:47

Sebastien Haller: Utrecht striker linked with Premier League move

Norwich City are reportedly set to make a bid for £6.5million-rated Sunderland target Sebastien Haller.

According to the Newcastle Chronicle, Norwich are ready to battle against their relegation rivals for the signature of the 21-year-old French striker, who has scored 10 goals for Utrecht this season.

Haller has attracted interest from a number of clubs, and Brentford had a bid rejected in the region of £2.5million.

But Norwich now look set to meet the Dutch side’s £6.5million asking price to bring the France Under-21 international to the Premier League in January.

After a 1-1 draw with Everton at the weekend, the Canaries are currently 18th in the Premier League, and Haller would add an extra option up front with no striker yet to cement a definite place in Alex Neil’s side.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has claimed that his current side has what it takes to survive in the Premier League, despite their 1-0 loss to Watford at the Stadium of Light at the weekend.

With Jermaine Defoe’s return from injury and the emergence of England Under-21 international Duncan Watmore, Allardyce may feel his funds could be better spent elsewhere.

But Haller, who was Utrecht’s player of the season last term, could prove to be a solid signing having represented France at every youth level.

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