Are Sunderland set to sign Leonardo Ulloa?

Are Sunderland set to sign Leonardo Ulloa?

The Black Cats are interested in bringing the unsettled striker to the Stadium of Light.

Leonardo Ulloa wants to leave Leicester City after making only one start in the Premier League for the reigning champions this season. Ulloa has seen his game-time limited with the arrival of Slimani and Musa and the Argentine striker recently had a transfer request rejected by Ranieri.

The 30-year-old joined Leicester from Brighton and Hove Albion in 2014 for a fee reported to be a club record £8 million. He managed 13 goals in all competitions in his first season but since then, he has fallen down the pecking order and has been restricted to a role amongst the substitute bench over the past 18 months.

David Moyes is keen to improve his attacking options and after Crystal Palace signed van Aanholt for £14 million, the Scotsman has been promised funds to help get his side out of the relegation scrap.

Moyes has already had a bid of £7 million for the want-away striker rejected as Leicester value him at closer to £11 million. With news of a second bid being prepared, the odds have been slashed to 6/4 that Ulloa will sign for Sunderland before the transfer deadline tomorrow.