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Sunderland consider late bid for Arouna Kone

David Moyes is eyeing a third signing from Everton in January

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Sunderland are considering a late bid for Everton striker Arouna Kone, according to the Mirror. The 33-year-old striker is free to leave Goodison Park this month after falling down the pecking order under Ronald Koeman.

He currently finds himself behind Enner Valencia and youngster Ademola Lookman as back up options for Romelu Lukaku.

Championship side Queens Park Rangers have been linked with a move for his services but the Liverpool Echo reports that he would prefer to stay in the Premier League.

It seems the Ivorian may get that wish as the Mirror claim that Sunderland are considering making a bid before tonight’s transfer deadline.

Black Cats boss David Moyes is desperate to add to his forward line and has seen three bids for striker Leonardo Ulloa rejected by Leicester City.

Should they fail in that pursuit, which looks increasingly likely given the Premier League champions have stated they will not sell to a rival, then Moyes could turn to Kone as a last resort.

He could be the third Everton man to move to the Stadium of Light this week, following in the footsteps of Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo who made the switch on Monday.