Sunderland and Newcastle United are battling for Swansea City striker Danny Graham.

The Daily Star Sunday says the £5million-rated Geordie striker is having talks with boss Michael Laudrup to seek assurances that he remains part of the Danish legend's plans.

Graham, 27, has been stuck on the first-team fringes for much of the season due to Spanish striker Michu's storming start with the Swans.

Norwich and Reading have also enquired about ex-­Middlesbrough, Carlisle and Watford frontman Graham (right) who Swansea snapped up from the Hornets for £3.5m 18 months ago.