Sunderland are working hard to agree on a deal with Champions League winners Liverpool that would allow the Black Cats to loan some of their younger starlets, according to the Northern Echo.
The report claims that a couple of promising Under-17s are set to leave Sunderland for Liverpool this summer and the hierarchy are keen to ask the Reds to return the favour.
A couple of loan signings from Anfield have already been discussed with boss Jack Ross and speculation might start as to who might rock up at the Stadium of Light.
One man who Sunderland should ask for without hesitation is hotshot striker Bobby Duncan.
The youngster will be 18 when the 2019/20 campaign gets underway and he looks set for a really promising future in the game.
Last season he netted 25 goals and registered eight assists helping Liverpool towards claiming the FA Youth Cup.
Since Josh Maja headed to Bordeaux the Black Cats have struggled to fill his boots in the attack.
Will Grigg netted four goals, whilst Charlie Wyke managed just five.
Duncan wouldn’t represent much of a risk based on the fact that Sunderland are in desperate need a striker.
The Reds youngster has found the way to goal with aplomb at youth level. The next step is senior football and it will be interesting to see how he goes.
If Sunderland can talk Liverpool into loaning them Duncan, it could prove to be a financially shrewd masterstroke from Ross; especially if he fires the club back into the Championship.