The Sun says Woodburn has FOUR clubs scrapping to sign him in January's biggest tug-of-war.
The Wales forward, 18, has Leeds, Norwich and Preston joining Sunderland in the race to land him for the rest of the campaign.
Black Cats boss Chris Coleman has made the teenager his No1 target for the window but now faces major competition to secure one of the brightest prospects in the Premier League.
Cookie is among the Championship managers who have been encouraged that Jurgen Klopp could let Woodburn out for experience.
He is expected to eventually be a first-team regular at Anfield – but Klopp is open to the idea of him having a spell in the second tier.