Sunderland have made an offer for Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham.

The News of the World says Sunderland triggered a bidding war for Ipswich striker Wickham by offering £9million.

Liverpool and Arsenal are also chasing the England U21 international.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is determined to bring Wickham to Anfield after making several personal checks on him last season.

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