BBC Sport contributor Dave Azzopardi has said that Sunderland target Dion Sanderson could be up for sale this summer.
Speaking about the rumours on the Talking Wolves podcast, Azzopardi said he feels as though the 22-year-old would be sold by Wolves if the money was right.
He explained: “Now in terms of players leaving the club as well, Dion Sanderson obviously had a couple of decent loan spells this season in the Championship.
“One was for Birmingham City, and then he was recalled by Wolves and ended up going out on loan to Queens Park Rangers, and now he’s going to be returning to Wolves in the summer. But both Championship clubs Sheffield United and Sunderland are said to be open and interested in signing Dion Sanderson.
“Now Wolves are also said to be open to either a permanent deal or a loan deal. I think if Wolves can get the right amount of money to help rebuild the squad this summer, they are going to be open to a permanent deal for the 22-year-old.”
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Former Sunderland player Stephen Elliott certainly seemed to believe Sanderson was the real deal when he was on loan with the club in the past. Indeed, in February last year he took to Twitter to say: “Dion Sanderson has a huge future in the game. Best on loan player I’ve seen at the club since Jonny Evans. Wise behind his years on the pitch.”
While it remains to be seen if the interest truly is there, if the Black Cats are chasing Sanderson they will be pleased to hear Azzopardi suggest a deal could be done with Wolves prepared to offload him and fund a few transfers of their own.