Bolton rival Sunderland for Bordeaux striker Diabate

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is keeping tabs on Bordeaux striker Cheick Tidiane Diabaté.

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is keeping tabs on Bordeaux striker Cheick Tidiane Diabaté.

Coyle feels they're a striker short after failing to re-sign Danny Sturridge from Chelsea last summer.

The Scot is now having Diabate watched leading up to January, but will face competition from Sunderland should Bordeaux indicate a willingness to sell.

Black Cats boss Steve Bruce sees Diabate as a replacement for Al Ain loan signing Asamoah Gyan.

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