BOLTON Wanderers’ battering ram attacker Kevin Davies has been linked with a surprise switch to the Stadium of Light.
The 36-year-old looks to be on his way out of the Reebok Stadium this summer after a decade’s sterling service to the North West club.
Davies was one of the major contributors to Bolton’s Premier League longevity with his muscular forward play, eye for goal, and tremendous work-rate proving immensely influential.
He is a fading force now, but still competitive, and Sunderland have been suggested as potential buyers by the Sun on Sunday.
The striker would cost little to recruit and would have the same function in the Black Cats’ squad next season as Louis Saha did at the start of the last one – the veteran forward putting his Premier League nous at his team’s disposal.
Davies managed 38 Championship games last season and still has mileage left in him.
But he scored only six goals and Di Canio is looking for more prolific forwards.
Hull, Blackpool and Wolves are also credited with interest in the former England striker.
But his most likely destination is expected to be Davies’ home-town outfit, Sheffield Wednesday, who are managed by his former boss at Southampton, Dave Jones.