Sunderland are reported to be lining up a swoop on arch rivals Newcastle by offering £4million for Alan Smith in the summer.

Roy Keane has plan A and plan B depending on what division the Black Cats are playing their football in next season and Smith is on his wanted list should they beat the drop.

Keane knows all about the player following his time at Manchester United and the Black Cats boss wants to sign him as an out-and-out striker despite him being deployed as a midfielder at Newcastle.