SUNDERLAND have been linked with Fenerbahce winger Milos Krasic after his agent claimed there had been interest from English Premier League clubs in the Serbian international.
Krasic joined the Turkish outfit last season, leaving Serie A side Juventus in a near-£7million move.
But the 28-year-old he has grown unsettled after not featuring as much as he would hope and appears to be looking for a way out after scoring just once in 27 league appearances.
Various media have reported the comments of Krasic’s agent Dejan Jokismovic, who said: “Milos needs to play and he’s not getting that chance at Fenerbahce.
“Krasic has had offers from the Premier League and we will be considering a move.
“Milos and his wife are happy in Istanbul, however he also needs to be happy at work.
“He’s on high wages at Fenerbahce and still has three years on his contract.
“He hasn’t played a full 90 minutes once and he’s a great player. There are only three or four players on his level in his preferred position.”
The link with Sunderland is likely to stem from Di Canio’s knowledge of a player who scored eight goals in 40 appearances for Juventus.
But if Sunderland are interested, wages could be a sticking point because the Black Cats are looking to drive wages down to comply with financial fair play regulations.
And while Krasic was genuinely impressive at Juventus, he has underwhelmed in Turkish football.