Sunderland have been told that they will have to stump up £10 million for Croatian defender Domagoj Vida, according to The Mirror.
David Moyes is keen to recruit new faces before the start of the new Premier League season and has already added former Chelsea centre-half Papy Djilobodji to his squad this summer.
However, the Scotsman is believed to want to reinforce the Black Cats’ back line after a 2015-16 campaign where the Wearsiders simply conceded too many goals.
Vida is a Croatia international on the books of Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev and can play at either centre-half or right-back.
Sunderland are believed to have a job on their hands to keep star defender Lamine Kone at the club, with Everton said to be ready to splurge on the African enforcer.
However, Vida may well serve as a potential replacement should Kone move on, but the 27-year-old will not come cheap as Kiev set their price.