Lee Johnson will be keen to add fresh faces to his Sunderland squad this month, as he looks to guide his side up the Sky Bet League One table.
The Black Cats have recently been linked with the signing of Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet, but what do we know so far, and how likely is any potential deal?
What do we know so far?
The Scottish Sun claim that Sunderland have moved to the front of the queue to sign Hibernian’s Kevin Nisbet.
It has been reported that the Black Cats have asked about a valuation for the 23-year-old, who arrived at Hibernian from Dunfermline in the summer.
Is it likely to happen?
It would undoubtedly be seen as a real coup if Sunderland manage to lure Nisbet to the Stadium of Light this month.
The 23-year-old signed a four-year deal at Easter Road in the summer, and he has since scored 12 goals in 25 games for the club.
He’s found the net 10 times in 20 Scottish Premiership outings, and they will not want to lose their star-man.
It’s also worth mentioning that Jack Ross is in charge of Hibernian, which may also prove to be a stumbling block in Sunderland’s pursuit of a deal.
Given how well he has settled at Hibernian and how important he has been for them already, it would be surprising to see them cash in this month, when he could go on and score 20 goals and have his price tag double at the end of the campaign.