Sunderland are being linked with Wolves scout Dave Bowman.

Following the departure of chief scout Mick Brown, The Journal says Sunderland may make an approach to former chief scout Bowman, currently fulfilling that role at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Quinn has made a point of praising Bowman's work under Mick McCarthy, which including the unearthing of Danny Collins, Nyron Nosworthy and Dean Whitehead - all mainstays of Sunderland's last two campaigns in the top flight. But Wolves would fiercely resist any overtures to poach the experienced North East-based scout from their backroom staff.