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TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland lodge six-figure bid for powerful young Swiss striker

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Roker Report can exclusively reveal that Sunderland have made a bid for former Switzerland U21 striker Florian Kamberi.

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Sunderland supporters are, quite rightly, desperate for transfer news now that the pre-season plans are well underway for Jack Ross and Stewart Donald.

Following revelations earlier this week that a large majority of the current squad would favour a move away from the club before the next season starts, it’s become imperative that we start to make waves in the transfer market - and it appears that we may be close to a breakthrough.

Roker Report can exclusively reveal today that Sunderland have made a six-figure bid for 23-year old striker Florian Kamberi, who plays for Grasshopper Club Zürich.

The 6ft2 forward spent the latter part of last season on loan with Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, and managed to score an impressive nine goals in 14 games.

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Sunderland face strong competition for Kamberi’s signature from the Edinburgh club, but we’re told that our bid is significantly higher than theirs and, as such, we stand a good chance of luring him to Wearside.

The former Switzerland U21 man is still very young, has all the physical attributes required to become a success in the Football League and has already made a serious impression on Scottish football following his fruitful spell playing for Hibs last season.

Jack Ross has serious work to do in the transfer market, and up front it’s possible that he’ll need to make two or three very good signings in order to fill the gaps left behind by the departures of Lewis Grabban and James Vaughan in January - two men who were not properly replaced at the time.

Stay tuned to RokerReport.com over the coming weeks for the latest in Sunderland transfer news and club information.