Sunderland and Middlesbrough linked with former Premier League striker
Norwich City frontman Cameron Jerome looks set for the Carrow Road exit door - with Sunderland in the hunt for his signature.
Reports in the South East suggest that 29-year-old frontman Jerome will be allowed to leave the club, with the Canaries willing to listen to offers for the ex-Cardiff, Birmingham, Stoke and Crystal Palace man.
And Sunderland could rival Middlesbrough for the centre forward, who scored 16 goals in 40 appearances last season.
Jerome was one of the few players to emerge from Norwich's return to second tier football with an semblance of credit under Alex Neil.
But with the Scot out the door, Jerome, who has two years left on his current deal, is not thought to be a part of new manager Daniel Farke's plans.
And as a result, he is being linked with a switch to the Stadium of Light, even though the Black Cats are currently without a manager.
Former SAFC hero Kevin Phillips is favourite for the job, with Derek McInnes second, followed by Simon Grayson.
Sunderland's search for a new manager today stretches into its fourth week, with Paul Lambert the latest name to be linked with the post, following on from the resignation of David Moyes over concerns about the club's budget for next season.