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Report: Welbeck On The Radar?

There are reports that Sunderland may make a late swoop for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.

Ross Kinnaird

According to the back page of this morning's The Sun, Danny Welbeck is available on loan for a fee of around £5m and Sunderland are interested despite the hefty price-tag.

The England striker has been told he can leave Manchester United by Louis van Gaal and, as well as Sunderland, has been interesting Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur.

Gus Poyet has made it clear that Fabio Borini is his first choice and will do everything possible to get the Italian striker to return to the Stadium of Light but with the transfer window about to close could he go in for another former Sunderland loan star?

Welbeck had a productive spell at Sunderland under Steve Bruce during the 2010-11 season and would certainly strengthen the left-sided striker role that Poyet is looking to fill, a position where we have had Connor Wickham filling in so far this season.

However with Welbeck looking to play as an out-and-out striker and a price-tag of £5m just for a season-long loan, it seems rather unlikely that the 23-year-old will make a return to Sunderland despite our interest and a move to Tottenham is probably more realistic.

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