Sunderland AFC transfer news: Cats and Blackpool interested in Manchester United's ex-Rangers loanee

Sunderland are interested in a loan deal for Amad Diallo – according to reports.

Born in the Ivory Coast, Diallo moved to Italy as a child and joined the Atalanta youth system in 2015, where he won two Campionato Primavera 1 titles.

In 2019, he scored on his debut for the senior team and became the first player born in 2002 to score in Serie A.

Two years later, Diallo, 22, joined Manchester United, before being sent on loan to Rangers a season later, where he made 10 appearances for the Glasgow club.

Manchester United's Amad Diallo makes his way towards the hotel upon team's arrival in Melbourne on July 13, 2022, ahead of their exhibition football match against Melbourne Victory. - -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo by Martin KEEP / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo by MARTIN KEEP/AFP via Getty Images)

However, Manchester United are looking to loan the young winger out and a clutch of clubs are said to be interested in him as the transfer window edges towards closing.

Manchester United insider Jonathan Shrager tweeted: “As it stands today, Manchester United are looking to loan out Amad Diallo this season. His representative Michaël N’Cho is currently talking with various interested clubs, including Blackpool, Sunderland, Anderlecht, Besiktas and Sampdoria”