Stadium of Light outfit closes in on Ghana international.
Sky Sports sources understand that Sunderland are in discussions with Rennes over a move for Asamoah Gyan.
Gyan has been linked with a switch to England for much of the summer and has previously admitted that he would love to ply his trade in the Premier League.
West Ham were thought to be interested at one stage but it is Sunderland who now appear to be leading the chase for his signature
Black Cats manager Steve Bruce has been tracking the striker for some time as he looks for attacking reinforcements.
Bruce will be especially keen to sign another forward after Fraizer Campbell picked up an injury in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City which it is feared could keep him sidelined for several weeks.
Time is running out for a deal to be struck with less than 48 hours remaining until the transfer window closes, but the two clubs are believed to be in advanced talks. (Sky Sports)
Asamoah Gyan has been linked with a move away from Rennes all summer which has a lot to do with a series of fantastic displays for Ghana at the World Cup have made him a hot property and it appears his Ligue 1 side is ready to cash in on his services.
Steve Bruce has been looking for a striker signing that would take some of the goalscoring burden off the shoulders of Darren Bent who scored 50% of Sunderland’s Premier League goals last term. The likes of Sporting and Fenerbache have been linked with a move for Gyan but a chance to prove himself in the Premier League may be the most tempting offer available to the former Udinese man.