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FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller calm over Sunderland interest

FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller says he's happy to focus on his football as Premier League interest arrives.

The former France youth international has been one of the great revelations in the Eredivisie ever since his January arrival.

AD.nl reports a Sunderland delegation attended Sunday's game with SC Heerenveen with the express purpose of running the rule over Haller.

Black Cats manager Dick Advocaat is well aware of Haller's impact in Holland this year and has him under consideration as he seeks to lift his flagging attack. Sunderland have lost their opening two games of the new Premier League season.

Haller, 21, joined Utrecht initially on-loan from Auxerre ahead of signing permanently at the end of last season. The Frenchman scored 11 goals in 17 games last term, with fans naming him the Di Tommaso Trophy winner for 2015, Utrecht's player of the year award.

This season, he has already kicked off with three goals. Haller understands his form hasn't gone unnoticed across Europe, but insists he won't agitate for a move away.

He is quoted byfcupdate.nl: "I do not want to talk about rumours, I focus completely on the field.

"I'm with FC Utrecht and would like to score as many goals as I can.

"If you allow yourself to be distracted by all the rumours out there, as a footballer it is very difficult. You must keep your focus."

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