Chase on for Potters pair
Skysports.com understands Sunderland and Birmingham are ready to battle it out for Ricardo Fuller and Tuncay.
Last Updated: 20/01/11 10:49am
Skysports.com understands Sunderland and Birmingham are to battle it out for Stoke duo Ricardo Fuller and Tuncay.
The Black Cats are in the market for attacking talent after offloading Darren Bent to Aston Villa.
While they are disappointed to have seen their top marksman head for the exits, they do have money to spend after recouping an initial £18million from Villa.
They have wasted little in time in identifying potential replacements for England international Bent, and feel Fuller and Tuncay would be useful additions.
Birmingham are also keeping a close eye on the situation, though, with Alex McLeish having spent much of the winter window looking to bolster his attacking ranks.
Bolton are also reportedly keen on Fuller, but it is believed that Sunderland currently lead the chase for the Jamaican frontman and his Potters team-mate Tuncay.
Fuller remains an important part of Tony Pulis' plans at the Britannia Stadium, so it is likely a sizeable bid will be required to lure him away, but Turkey international Tuncay has struggled to hold down a regular role since joining the club from Middlesbrough and may be tempted to try his luck elsewhere.