Sunderland set for transfer battle this summer

Sunderland are keen to bring talented Blackburn attacker Junior Hoilett to the Stadium of Light in the summer, but will face stern competition from a number of European clubs, according to The Daily Mail.

The Canadian has been one of the positives of an otherwise gloomy season for the Lancashire club, but the Ewood Park outfit will face a real battle to hold onto their star man.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Hoilett in the past, but Martin O’Neill has identified the North American as a potential budget summer signing who can add quality to his Bantams squad.

However, it is believed that French side Marseille and German giants Bayern Munich are also monitoring Hoilett’s progress, having sent scouts to watch the youngster in action this term.

Blackburn’s season hangs in the balance with only three games remaining, but it is believed that Hoilett will leave the club regardless of whether Steve Kean’s men stay in the Premier League or not.

By Gareth McKnight