Sunderland are waiting to pounce for Norwich City striker Grant Holt.

The Sunday Sun says the big front-man had a transfer request rejected by the Canaries on Saturday. But after impressing in his first season in the top flight, Holt is believed to have attracted the attention of several big-name clubs.

And Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill is weighing up a swoop for the hitman, believed to be priced in the £5-6m bracket.