Sunderland watching Coventry defender Christie

Sunderland are watching Coventry City defender Cyrus Christie.

The Mirror says right-back Christie, 21, has developed into a regular for the cash-strapped League One club, who rejected a bid from the Trotters' second-tier rivals Huddersfield for him in August.

However, a seven-figure offer from the Black Cats is likely to tempt Coventry to sell the 6ft 2in ace, who is a nephew of former boxers Errol and Lloyd Christie.

 
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