Sunderland are interested in Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.

The Sunday Sun says former Black Cats boss Steve Bruce tried to sign Sunderland fan Johnson from Middlesbrough two years ago and thought he had a deal agreed until the England winger opted to take a massive pay hike at City.

But the 24-year-old - who came on as a half-time sub against Sunderland yesterday - could be on his way out of the Etihad Stadium in the summer.