Black Cats worry dropping Lewis Grabban within the switch window so have began in search of attacking choices to cowl lack of on mortgage Bournemouth ahead
CHRIS COLEMAN is trailing Bolton striker Gary Madine if Sunderland lose Lewis Grabban subsequent month.
The Black Cats boss has lined up Madine as the person he desires to take to the Stadium of Gentle if he wants to herald a striker in January.
Coleman is conscious there are doubts over the way forward for Grabban, who’s at the moment on mortgage for the season from Bournemouth.
Theree isn’t any recall clause in his cope with the Cherries, however the Premier League membership are in a position to promote the striker if an acceptable bid got here in.
And with Championship rivals Fulham displaying a powerful curiosity in making a bid when the window opens, Sunderland face the actual prospect of dropping their man.
Funds are restricted on Wearside, so they’d be unable to compete for a everlasting deal ought to Bournemouth resolve the time is true to promote their man.
So boss Coleman is conscious he must produce other attacking choices accessible to him if Grabban does go away.
In keeping with the Sunderland Echo, Bolton star Madine is the person he has set his sights on taking to the north-east.
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The 27-year-old has scored six objectives this season, together with as soon as in opposition to Sunderland within the Three-Three draw between the perimeters.
He solely signed a brand new two-year deal on the Macron Stadium final summer season, however Coleman has earmarked him because the participant he desires.
And he might even make a transfer for Madine if Grabban stays, conscious that Bolton are beneath monetary prossures of their very own this season.
Coleman has taken lower than a month to evaluate his squad and spotlight what modifications he desires to make, throughout the constraints of his tight price range restrictions.
Excessive in his considering is making an attempt to steer Liverpool to permit him to take goalkeeper Danny Ward and ahead Ben Woodburn on mortgage.
Each labored with Coleman throughout his time as supervisor of Wales, and if he can safe short-term offers till the top of the season they’re transfers he want to safe.
Coleman was requested about Grabban’s future and his plans final week.
He stated: “I’ve been right here a number of weeks, in my head, the positions and the folks I’d like to herald I already know.
“That recall is a chance however we’re not anticipating it, after all you by no means know in soccer.
“In fact we’ve to have a look at that and if does occur we want to verify we’re on the entrance foot and we’ve acquired somebody coming the opposite approach. Fingers crossed it gained’t.”