According to reports, Sunderland are preparing to make a second bid for out of favor Bournemouth attacker Max Gradel after they saw their first offer of a season-loan with a £2.5 million to buy attempt at signing the player rejected by the Premier League outfit.
Gradel, who can operate as both a winger and a striker, is keen to move on from Bournemouth this summer after falling down the pecking order at the club. Bournemouth will also be looking to sell him permanently in order to bring in much needed funds to the club.
Gradel struggled for form last season, scoring just once during 23 appearances but he has impressive records for previous clubs Leeds and Saint-Etienne, for whom he notched 22 and 31 goals respectively.
It still remains to be seen if Sunderland boss Simon Grayson will be willing to splash out the cash that will be required to lure Gradel to the Stadium of Light.