Sunderland have recently been credited with an interest in Fenerbahçe's Miloš Krasić. With the agent of the out-of-favour winger saying that a move to the Premier League would be considered;
Miloš needs to play, he's not getting that chance at Fenerbahçe.
Krasić has had offers from the Premier League and we will be considering a move.
Miloš and his wife are happy in Istanbul however, he also needs to be happy at work.
He's on high wages at Fenerbahçe and still has three years on his contract. Aykut Kocaman pushed hard to sign Miloš however, lost interest soon after.
Miloš hasn't played a full 90 minutes once, he's a great player and just 28-year-old, there are only 3-4 players on his level in his preferred position.
Although that appears to be typical agent speak, with the link to Sunderland being tenuous at best, the player himself has now come out and confirmed that there is a genuine interest in him from Sunderland;
There is not only interest in me from Sunderland but other clubs in England and Italy.
But while the player has admitted that he would like to stay at Fenerbahçe;
My wish at the end of the season was to stay at Fenerbahçe.
Their fans have always been good to me.
Fenerbahçe is a great club and I want to pay my debt to them.
He also said that he believes Fenerbahçe will be very active in the transfer market and he may become surplus to requirements;
If Fenerbahçe have a large number of new players incoming and then they decide they no longer want me, then I will consider a loan or transfer.
Krasić is a Serbian international, with 46 caps to his name. He started his career with Serbian side Vojvodina before earning a move to CSKA Moscow in 2004. He had 6 successful years at CSKA, winning numerous league titles and cups, including the 04-05 UEFA Cup.
Then in 2010 he was transferred to Juventus in a deal worth €15m. He had a blistering start to his Juventus career, drawing comparisons to Juventus legend Pavel Nedvěd but his career at 'The Old Lady' fizzled out as he fell out of favour after the appointment of Antonio Conte. Then in search of first team football he made his way to Turkey with Fenerbahçe but has struggled to regain the form he shown earlier in his career.
Despite the player mentioning that Sunderland have an interest in him, it's worth bearing in mind that at 28-years-old and the fact he will not come cheap (he has 3 years left on his £38,000 per week contract), he does not fit the profile of cheap, young players that can be brought on, that Sundeland are now targeting.