In a bid to resolve the club’s striking shortcomings, Sunderland will launch a bid to sign Kevin Mirallas this summer.
The 24 year-old has made 26 appearances for Olympiacos this season, scoring 13 goals and making six assists in the process.
Sunderland have only had one senior striker to rely on all season in the form of on-loan Danish forward Nicklas Bendtner but with the 24 year-old’s loan set to expire at the end of this season, the Black Cats will need reinforcements.
Frazier Campbell has also returned to fitness in the past month and has looked impressive since his comeback, earning a call-up to Stuart Pearce’s experimental England squad.
Martin O’Neill’s side are also expected to complete the sale of Asamoah Gyan in the summer after the Ghanaian spent the campaign on loan at Al-Ain.
Mirallas has been in impressive form in the Greek top flight this season but might be tempted by a move to the Premier League should Sunderland mount their approach.
Everton, Newcastle and Arsenal are also said to be registering interest in the Begian international, and Sunderland are expected to face stern competition for Mirallas’ signature.
Ellis Short may not have handed his relatively new manager massive funds in the January transfer window but is expected to hand his helmsman large finances ahead of some summer moves, making the £7m move for Mirallas a distinct possibility.