Sunderland hit front in pursuit of Portsmouth target

Sunderland have stolen a march on Pompey in the pursuit of Lawrence Shankland.

Thursday, 13th June 2019, 5:00 pm
Lawrence Shankland is on Pompey's striking hit-list Picture: Steve Welsh/Getty Images.

The Black Cats have tabled a contract for the prolific marksman as he becomes a free agent, according to reports.

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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