Sunderland have joined Norwich City in their attempts to sign Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella.
The striker had already been the subject of a reported offer from Norwich in recent weeks, though the clubs were unable to agree terms.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Sunderland have now stepped in with their own proposal for the 30-year-old.
Juventus are eager to sell in order to whittle down their squad following the arrival of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.
Sunderland already have a good rapport with the Turin giants after buying Emanuele Giaccherini earlier this summer.
However, it’s reported Sunderland are trying to negotiate a loan with option to buy, whereas Juve want to sell Quagliarella outright for £7m.