Sunderland are hoping to sign Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones but face serious competition to land the winger with Nottingham Forest and Rangers among those interested.
The 23-year old enjoyed a standout season for the Scottish Premiership side, flourishing under Steve Clarke as Killie stormed to a top-six finish.
However, with just one year left on his contract, it could be hard for Kilmarnock to keep hold of their star player.
And, according to the Daily Mail, Norwich City, Rangers and Forest are all watching the player but Sunderland are showing a keen interest and could look to do a deal.
Former St. Mirren boss Jack Ross has recently taken over as manager of the Wearside club and admitted he will look to Scotland for future signings.
The same report suggests Jones could be available for around £600,000 this summer with Clarke’s men sure to cash in given his contract status.
Whilst Sunderland are not going to have big-money to spend, the imminent departures of Paddy McNair and Didier Ndong could bring over £13m into the club, meaning Ross can reinvest.
Jones would be an outstanding signing for Sunderland and you can see that just from the clubs that are interested in him.
Given that, it will be a big ask to convince him to drop to League One but Ross will be hopeful of landing the player.
Either way, for £600,000 he could be a bargain for any of the interested sides, providing he replicates the form he has shown this season.
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