Jozy Altidore Coy Over Sunderland Link

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AZ Alkmaar striker Jozy Altidore is remaining tight lipped over what his future may hold following on from the recent interest from Sunderland, Sky Sports reports.

Paolo Di Canio is rumoured to have had a bid for the American international rejected this week as he identified him as the ideal man to bang the goals in for the Black Cats next season following a disappointing return in front of goal last term.

He does face competition, however, as Di Canio’s former club Lazio are also said to be interested, but they have so far failed to make a formal approach.

The 23-year-old is refusing to give much away when it comes to talk of his future, but it is believed that he would like another attempt at the Premier League following his single season disappointment with Hull City back in 2009.

“It is better for me not to comment on all the rumours, not only with Sunderland, but also with other clubs,” said Altidore.

“It would not be a problem for me to stay at Alkmaar because I am having a good time here and I have had two good seasons.

“I have not had any problems with my team-mates and I feel fine here.

“But when you get the possibility to play somewhere else, you always have to think about it.

“In general, you might be happy in your job and you don’t think about leaving it.

“But if you have the opportunity to work somewhere else, you will think about it.”

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