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.