AS Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani is under consideration at Sunderland.

Black Cats boss Steve Bruce sees Mbokani as a replacement for Aston Villa's record signing Darren Bent.

Mbokani would move to Sunderland initially on loan.

The 25-year-old striker, who has interested Everton and Hoffenheim, has told the French club he wants to leave.

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