Sunderland target Sebastien Haller is wanted by fellow strugglers Aston Villa according to reports today. Villa have joined the race to sign the Utrecht striker, who is also being targeted by Norwich City and Bournemouth, with Sunderland now facing a fight to get their man.

Adrian Jajumba reports for The Mirror how Norwich have already launched a £5-million bid for the French under-21 international, but The Villans and Sunderland amongst others are also sniffing around.

Haller only joined the Dutch Eredivisie side in the summer from Auxerre, but he has quickly found his feet for Utrecht scoring on 11 occasions so far this campaign in 16 appearances.

He previously spent the second half of last season on loan at Utrecht where he scored 11 times in 17 appearances. His record at international level also bodes well with the Frenchman bagging seven goals in 12 games.

In his only season for Auxerre he played 37 times scoring on only eight occasions, but since then he has grown as a player.

A striker is clearly a top priority for all the clubs linked so it could be interesting to see where he ends up when the January window slams shut.

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