Sunderland move for Catania star Maxi Lopez

Sunderland are preparing an offer for Catania striker Maxi Lopez.

The Journal says 6 ft 3 ins former Barcelona striker Lopez has been offered to the Black Cats by cash-strapped Catania this summer.

The 26-year-old scored 12 goals in 17 games in Serie A last season and has been linked with a move to Juventus.

Although a huge fan’s favourite at Catania, the club are understood to have offered him to several Premier League clubs – including the Wearsiders.

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