Sunderland, Burton Albion and Peterborough United have all made bids for Ross County defender Jason Naismith, as per a report by the Sunderland Echo.

The League One trio are all keen on bringing the 23-year-old to England. Sunderland are believed to be leading the race for Naismith as their new manager, Jack Ross, worked with him at St Mirren.

Naismith joined Ross County in January 2017 and has since become a key player for them in the Scottish Premier League. He has played 57 games for them but is now weighing up his options for next season.

He started his career in St Mirren and had loan spells at Greenock Morton and Cowdenbeath before breaking into the first-team with the Buddies.

Sunderland are hoping to mount a promotion push back to the Championship and Jack Ross is keen to bring in his own players to put his own stamp on his newly inherited squad. It is expected to be a busy couple of months at the Stadium of Light.

Naismith is also attracting attention from Burton Albion and Peterborough United, who have both lodged bids for him. Burton, like Sunderland, were relegated from the Championship last season and are also hoping to gain an immediate promotion in the next campaign.

It is also set to be a summer of transition at Peterborough and they have already been busy so far in the transfer window. It will be interesting to see where Jason Naismith ends up this summer.

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