Sunderland are following Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo.

Negredo is considering his future at Sevilla as they struggle in the final weeks of this season.

The centre-forward has been linked with a return to Real Madrid, while Liverpool are also interested.

The Sunday Mirror says Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has Negredo on his shortlist as he seeks to boost his attacking options next season.

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