Sunderland linked with fresh swoop for Leyton Orient striker Josh Koroma - but face Middlesborough and Huddersfield competition
Sunderland are set to reignite their interest in non-league hotshot Josh Koroma – according to reports.
The Leyton Orient frontman, who helped his side to the National League title last season, was linked with a switch to the Stadium of Light in January.
Koroma was one of a number of names reportedly eyed by Jack Ross before a deal for Will Grigg was sealed, with claims a £200,000 bid was submitted.
But while a deal for the youngster failed to materialise in the winter transfer window, the Sun claim that Sunderland could launch a renewed bid for the striker over the summer months.
The report, however, suggests that there will be intense interest in the 20-year-old – with Championship duo Middlesbrough and Huddersfield Town also keen on a summer swoop.
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Indeed, the Terriers are thought to have already made a £300,000 offer for the striker, which was turned down by the O’s.
It is thought that Orient’s asking price for the forward is around £500,000 after a season which saw him net 11 times in 39 appearances.
Koroma is the latest striker to be linked with a move to the Stadium of Light as Ross looks to bolster his goal-shy frontline.
Plymouth star Freddie Ladapo and prolific free agent Lawrence Shankland are both thought to be attracting interest from the Black Cats as well as several other clubs.