Sunderland eye Italian as potential Sessegnon replacement.
Sunderland are reportedly eyeing up a move for Siena midfielder Alessandro Rosina as a replacement for Stephane Sessegnon after speculation continues to mount over his future, according to the Daily Mail.
The Benin international has been one of the bright sparks in an otherwise dull season for the Black Cats, bagging seven goals in 35 appearances, but he has widely been expected to move on this summer in search of European football just three seasons after joining from PSG.
And Paolo Di Canio has apparently already lined up the 29-year-old’s replacement in the shape of Siena wide man Rosina.
Di Canio recently confirmed Roberto De Fanti as director of football and Valentino Angeloni as chief scout and has tasked them with scouting their home country in search for suitable talent to bring to the Premier League.
The 29-year-old Italian international began his career at Parma before moving on to Torino where he made a name for himself by making over 150 appearances.
His form there saw him picked up by Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg in 2009 but he endured a rocky time at the club and was never able to fully establish himself in the team and he joined up with Siena last summer.
He has been in fine form for the Tuscan by bagging five goals in 25 appearances.