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Report: Sunderland Likely Destination For Striker

Sunderland's interest in Ignacio Scocco seems to have stepped up a gear with his father saying the Stadium of Light is his most likely destination.

Nacho Scocco - Internacional
Nacho Scocco - Internacional

After our update on Ignacio 'Nacho' Scocco this morning, where his agent confirmed Sunderland and Valencia were interested in the Argentine striker and Internacional said he could leave the club, his father, Hector Scocco, has given an interview where he gave an update on his son's future.

In an interview with Radio La Red, Scocco Sr. said that Sunderland were his son's likely destination, while offers from River Plate and Newell's Old Boys were rejected;

Today he is more likely to go to Sunderland,

River and Newell's asked for Nacho, but the amount that Inter wants is very high and do not want to loan.

It is understandable: they want to recover the investment that they made and no club in Argentina can pay that money.

His father then went on to say that Gus Poyet had been in touch with his son over a possible move to Wearside;

He said he wanted Nacho and that he was very interested in signing him.

Internacional paid Newell's around £3.5m for the 28-year-old, a figure they are looking to recoup for a striker who scored 35 goals in 2013 but it is expected that he will leave the Porto Alegre based side before the transfer window closes.

Stay tuned to Roker Report throughout January as we keep you up to date with his and all other transfer news and rumours. Also, feel free to keep in touch with our dedicated Transfer Centre, which you can do by CLICKING HERE.

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