Black Cats in Pogrebnyak link

Stuttgart striker's agent reacts to latest rumours about his future

Pogrebnyak: Linked with Sunderland and his agent claims there has been interest from the Premier League

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Pavel Pogrebnyak's agent has confirmed there is interest from the Premier League amid reports Sunderland are in talks to sign the Stuttgart striker.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is anxious to improve his attacking options this summer and has already snapped up Connor Wickham and Ji Dong-yon.

However, a more experienced forward may also be required at the Stadium of Light and the Black Cats have been linked with a bid for Pogrebnyak.

The Russia international has spent the past two seasons with Stuttgart and has reportedly been wanted by Liverpool and Tottenham in the past.

Reports in Germany over the weekend claimed Sunderland are keen to sign the 27-year-old and the forward's agent Oleg Artemov acknowledged there is interest from England.

"For now, I can not tell you anything," Artemov told Sports.ru in relation to the Sunderland link. "Let's leave this piece of news without any comments.

"There really are some offers for Pogrebnyak, but today it's all still at the negotiation stage.

"The interest from German and English clubs still exists. However, we haven't received any new offers."