Sunderland want Mauro Zarate?

Sunderland want Mauro Zarate?
© PA Photos
A report hints that Sunderland are preparing to make a loan bid for Lazio frontman Mauro Zarate.

Premier League side Sunderland are reportedly keen to capture the services of Mauro Zarate on a loan basis.

The 25-year-old is said to have been made available by Lazio following a disagreement with coach Vladimir Petkovic.

That news has alerted Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill, who is keen to lighten some of the goalscoring burden from Steven Fletcher, according to The People.

Any deal that Sunderland complete is likely to last until the end of the season, with a view to making the move a permanent one.

The Argentine centre-forward spent part of 2008 with Birmingham City in the Premier League.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez celebrates his team's goal on December 29, 2012
Read Next:
Preview: Wigan vs. Sunderland
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves28195450222862
2Derby CountyDerby28158544232153
3Cardiff CityCardiff28156740251551
4Aston Villa28148642251750
5Bristol City2813964032848
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd281441042321046
10Leeds UnitedLeeds28134114033743
11Preston North EndPreston28101263228442
12Ipswich TownIpswich28124124140140
13Norwich CityNorwich28107112833-537
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest28112153543-835
16Queens Park RangersQPR2889113140-933
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds28711103034-432
20Bolton WanderersBolton2868142646-2026
21Hull City28510133945-625
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton Albion2866162152-3124
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account