Sunderland hit front in pursuit of Portsmouth target
Sunderland have stolen a march on Pompey in the pursuit of Lawrence Shankland.
The Black Cats have tabled a contract for the prolific marksman as he becomes a free agent, according to reports.
Hearts are also the latest to show their interest in the Ayr striker, say the Scottish Sun.
Nottingham Forest, Swansea and Hull are among the other clubs said to be keeping tabs on the 23-year-old