Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is hoping to bring Championship prodigy Matej Vydra back to England after his return to parent club Udinese according to The Sun.
The Czech Republic international made 41 appearances scoring 22 goals for Watford last season, which attracted a host of international interest for the striker.
And the latest club reported to be interested in the striker's service is Di Canio's Sunderland, who are looking for a strong attacking option upfront after a season of poor goal scoring.
However, with the Championship Player of the Year is now rated at more than £8m by his Serie A club, so it could be a loan move that would favour Di Canio's side.
And Vydra's agent has confirmed Sunderland's interest in his client, but also revealed that the Black Cats will not be playing as much as £8m for Vydra, a potential stumbling block if Udinese wanted a permanent transfer fee.
Speaking to reporters, Ondrej Chovanec said: "It is correct that Sunderland are interested, but they are interested in a loan at the moment.
“They don't want to spend that money at the moment. The final decision is with Udinese and the owner Giampaolo Pozzo and there are a lot of clubs interested in this player."
With fellow Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, West Ham and Fulham all rumoured to be interested in a move for Vydra, Di Canio will face stiff competition from within the Premier League alone.
But it seems that Sunderland may be the preferred destination of Vydra's agent Chovanec, after he branded Sunderland an "interesting" club.
"I think he builds a new team and he wants to get players who want to work hard and who are quick.
“He plays interesting football and he wants a squad that is capable of challenging for him next season. So it is an interesting club, but then Sunderland is always an interesting club in England," added Chovanec.
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