SUNDERLAND are resurrecting their interest in Manchester City’s troubled striker John Guidetti according to the Daily Star Sunday.
This is a story which threatens to rival the famed Robbie Keane/Michael Owen links of the previous decade – so often is it aired.
And the Black Cats have already been tentatively linked this summer with the Swedish starlet whose pedigree is indisputable but whose recent career has been blighted by a virus which wrecked his 2012-13 career.
But the rumours are set to continue, and there may be something in them this summer, given that the 21-year-old striker’s agent is also the new Sunderland director of football elect, Roberto De Fanti.
Guidetti has already earned a senior Swedish cap and a goal-laden loan spell at Feyenoord – 20 goals in 23 games – underlined his potential.
But a season-lasting illness has left the striker in limbo – especially with the arrival of new Man City manager Manuel Pelllegrini.
And if the Swede is allowed to leave Eastlands, Guidetti’s links with Sunderland, are bound to see the Stadium of Light being touted as a potential destination for the talented but luckless forward.