Sunderland's Federico Santander interest may fade after FC Copenhagen price tag

Jermain Defoe: Needs assistance in goal stakes. Picture by FRANK REID

Jermain Defoe: Needs assistance in goal stakes. Picture by FRANK REID

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Sunderland may be chasing a new striker when the transfer window opens - but it WON'T be Federico Santander.

The Black Cats have been linked with the FC Copenhagen and Paraguayan front man, but the Danish club have slapped on a highly-inflated valuation on the 25-year-old.

Should Sunderland want Santander it will cost them just over £31million!

While David Moyes will want to add some firepower to assist Jermain Defoe, it won't be at that price.

It was reported last month that Sunderland were weighing up a January move for the Champions League forward but faced tough competition for his signature.

Premier League rivals Everton and Swansea City, as well as French side Lyon, were known to be tracking him.

Copenhagen manager Ståle Solbakken said there would be "no sale for winter. We can not just sell and sell and sell. He has only been here one-and-a-half years.”

Their price tag may just ensure that there will be no sale, certainly to Wearside.