In-form Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris is set to be the subject of interest from Championship clubs this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Hull City, Reading and Preston are all thought to be keen on the talisman, with others like to be interested during the summer months.
Clarke-Harris has been in fine form this season netting 15 goals, spread across spells with Rovers and Coventry City.
Chronicle Live reported that Sunderland showed an interest in taking the 24-year-old, prior to him signing for Rovers on transfer deadline day.
The Black Cats have a fight on their hands to win promotion back to the Championship and could live to regret not landing the red-hot striker.
Clarke-Harris’ nine goals in 10 games for his new club still haven’t pulled them clear of relegation.
The club are 16th in the league but are only three points off the drop zone.
Relegation will almost certainly end Clarke-Harris’ time at Rovers, but Sunderland might have missed the boat when it comes to signing the striker.
Will Grigg was the man signed by Jack Ross to edge his team over the line, but he hasn’t quite hit the ground running just yet.
The Bristol man might well be on the move again this summer and Sunderland could well rue not landing him in January.