Sunderland, Updated: July 08, 2016 7:23 AM
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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is in a fight with Premier League rivals for the services of Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic.
Subotic has been released from the Bundesliga side’s training camp for transfer talks with prospective clubs which also includes newly-promoted Middlesbrough.
There is one potential stumbling block for the 27-year-old and that is a work permit because he has not played for Serbia since 2013, so he would not automatically qualify for one.
Cost-wise the centre-half is priced at £6.5m which would not be a problem to the Black Cats or to any of the other interested parties.