Black Cats eye short term deal for Udinese striker.
Sunderland have reportedly made a loan offer for Udinese hitman Matej Vydra, Sky Sports understands.
Paolo Di Canio’s men are just one of a number of Premier League sides interested in the 21-year-old after he enjoyed an impressive campaign for Watford last term that saw him bag 22 goals that led to the Hornets securing a spot in the playoff final, which they lost to Crystal Palace.
Vydra’s agent, Ondrej Chovanec, has claimed that Udinese are looking for around £8 million for the Czech international and has given the Weirside club hope after admitting that the prospect of working with Di Canio appeals to him.
“Of course it is very interesting. I know Di Canio from when he was a player because I was the agent of Tomas Repka, who also played for West Ham.
“I also had a Czech Republic international, Lukas Magera, who went to Swindon.
“I think he builds a new team and he wants to get players who want to work hard and who are quick. He plays interesting football and he wants a squad that is capable of challenging for him next season.
“So it is an interesting club – but then Sunderland is always an interesting club in England.
“To work with Paolo Di Canio would be a good thing. I think he will probably end up coaching with one of the very top teams in England.
“The final decision is with Udinese Calcio and the owner Giampaolo Pozzo and there are a lot of clubs interested in this player.
“Matej is a quality player and a top player for them, so they will be looking for the best deal available. He can play in a top level and I think that is what he will be doing next season.”