Manchester City forward John Guidetti is willing to leave the club in order to play regularly, with Premier League duo Sunderland and Stoke showing an interest.

Guidetti is highly rated and scored an impressive 20 goals in 23 games on loan at Feyenoord two seasons ago, but hasn't made a single league appearance for City.

The 21-year-old Swedish striker was unable to feature in pre-season after undergoing knee surgery this summer and now finds himself behind established forwards Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic in the pecking order.

And Guidetti, who has one cap for Sweden, has told Swedish publication TV4 he now needs to be playing regularly.

"I want to play football," he said. "Whether that is at Manchester City or somewhere else, I don't know.

"Right now, it's a matter of training and fighting. Then, in January and onwards, it's time to show."

Sunderland and Stoke both find themselves in the bottom four of the Premier League and the duo have also scored less goals than games they have played in the league this season.

Gus Poyet is imprinting his style of football at the Stadium of Light and would like to add some firepower to his squad, whilst Stoke are also in need of goals if they are to avoid the drop for a sixth consecutive season after promotion to the Premiership in 2008. 

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