According to the Chronicle Live, Sunderland making a move for Kyle Lafferty is unlikely in the coming days due to the club’s lack of transfer funds.
Reports in the Scottish press yesterday were suggesting that Sunderland could make a late move for Lafferty, with Hearts willing to listen to their offer for the striker, but only if the money was right.
However, Sunderland’s lack of funds will hinder their chance of signing the 30-year-old, who has 11 goals across all competitions this season, with Chris Coleman’s side unable to pay what it would take to lure Lafferty away.
Coleman is desperate to add a striker to his squad between now and the end of the transfer window, having lost Lewis Grabban already this month, with the striker returning to AFC Bournemouth following a successful loan spell.
Another target, Chris Martin, has been given an ultimatum from Sunderland, with Coleman warning the Derby County striker that he has until the end of the weekend to decide if he will take up the option to join the Black Cats on-loan.
Sunderland currently sit in the Sky Bet Championship’s relegation zone.
Sunderland are running out of time to land a striker this month, with the transfer window slowly ticking away.
Lafferty was likely to be an expensive option for Sunderland this month, and although he would be the perfect fit at the Stadium of Light, it isn’t a surprise to hear the club won’t be making a move.
The business Sunderland do in the coming days could define their season.
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