Bolton Wanderers will push Sunderland all the way to sign Bradford City striker Charlie Wyke, according to the Sheilds Gazette.

The Black Cats have been very keen on bringing the 25-year-old striker to the Stadium of Light this summer but will face strong competition from Bolton Wanderers to sign him. It appears that the Championship side are now in pole position to land him in this transfer window.

Charlie Wyke has been the subject of attention from clubs in both the Championship and League One this summer. Bolton along with Wigan Athletic and Preston North End have been linked from the second tier whilst third tier sides like Peterborough United and Sunderland have had bids turned down by Bradford for their key striker.

Sunderland made Wyke one of their main transfer targets along with Cheltenham Town’s Mohamed Eisa. However, it is likely that they will miss out on both with Eisa now looking set to sign for Bristol City this week.

Bolton are hoping that they can get a deal over the line for Charlie Wyke and that he can be a focal point in their attack next season. He has scored goals in both League Two for Carlisle United and League One for Bradford City in recent seasons so appears ready for the step up to the Championship.

Phil Parkinson’s side have been busy in the transfer window and have snapped up Clayton Donaldson from Sheffield United, Yanic Wildschut from Norwich City, Erhun Oztumer from Walsall and Jason Lowe from Birmingham City.

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