Sunderland are hoping to sign Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller after a miserable start to their Premier League campaign, according to reports from talkSPORT.
The Black Cats failed to garner any points in their first two games of the season, losing Leicester City 4-2 and then Norwich City 3-1 respectively.
And to lift the gloom surrounding the Stadium of Light, manager Dick Advocaat is looking to reinvigorate the side by bringing in Haller, who is valued at £6.5million by the Eredivisie club.
The Dutch manager has reportedly sent scouts to monitor the player in action over the weekend, with the young Frenchman managing to score in a 1-1 draw against Heerenveen.
The 21-year-old only arrived from Auxerre in the January window, but his impressive 11 goals in 17 games have made several sides take notice of his abilities.
The Wearside club have also targeted Liverpool outcast Fabio Borini, with the Italy international struggling for regular playing time at Anfield.