Black Cats chase Castellazzi
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The future of current Black Cats number one Thomas Sorensen has been the subject of intense speculation with a number of top clubs across Europe keen on signing the Danish international.
Sunderland boss Peter Reid is thought to be watching Castellazzi's situation at Brescia as he looks to bolster his squad for next season.
The 26-year-old shot-stopper impressed last season for Brescia keeping former Newcastle ace Pavel Srnicek on the sidelines.
Brescia director of football Mauro Pederzoli admitted that the club are keen to keep Castellazzi, but that he could be sold at the right price.
"Our intention is to have Castellazzi next season but no Brescia player is considered untransferable and we are ready to listen to any offer," said Pederzoli.
Meanwhile, Sunderland are being linked with a move for Torino hit-man Cristiano Lucarelli.
The Black Cats are looking for a long-term replacement for veteran striker Niall Quinn and Lucarelli is thought to be top of their wanted list.
The 26-year-old is a long-term target for Sunderland, but they could face competition from Everton, Fulham and Roma for his signature.