"It is correct that Sunderland are interested, but they are interested in a loan at the moment. They don't want to spend that money at the moment," agent Ondrej Chovanec told The Journal. "The final decision is with Udinese Calcio and the owner Giampaolo Pozzo and there are a lot of clubs interested in this player..
"Matej is a quality player and a top player for them, so they will be looking for the best deal available. He can play in a top level and I think that is what he will be doing next season."