West Brom reportedly interested in Sunderland defender

Kone is set to leave Sunderland this summer
Kone is set to leave Sunderland this summer
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West Brom are interested in signing Sunderland defender Lamine Kone, according to Sky Sports.

The Baggies are set to make an offer of around £9 million for the Ivory Coast international.

Kone was the subject of an £18 million bid from Everton last summer, which Sunderland rejected.

The 28-year-old submitted a transfer request but later signed a lucrative deal running until 2021. The Black Cats could struggle to attract the same level of interest this summer after the centre-half endured a poor season at the heart of defence.

Younes Kaboul left the club early in the season and Kone struggled to replicate the form that had made him a cult hero in the great escape under Sam Allardyce.

He has already been linked with a move to Crystal Palace and West Ham United this summer.