Sunderland face fierce battle to land January target amid interest from Doncaster Rovers, Swindon Town and Newport County

Doncaster Rovers are reportedly leading the race to sign Sunderland target Antoine Semenyo.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 6:02 am

As reported last week, Sunderland face competition from several Football League clubs to land the Bristol City striker on loan – with Doncaster favourites.

The 19-year-old netted six times during a loan spell at Newport County last term, but is yet to get off the mark at Bristol City.

Bristol Live report: “The Robins are currently weighing up several bids for Antoine Semenyo, with the young forward set to head on loan this month.

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Leeds United's Kalvin Philips is tackled by Bristol City's Antoine Semenyo.

“Sunderland have already declared an interest but Bristol Live understands that Doncaster Rovers are leading the chase for the attacker who will benefit from more first team game time elsewhere.”

On Semenyo, Phil Parkinson told the Echo: “He is a player we have looked at and has pace and power. He is someone we have been monitoring.”

League Two sides Swindon Town and Newport County are also interested.