The playmaker has impressed many over the last couple of seasons with his burgeoning form and has been tipped to have a big future ahead of him at both club and international level.
Dorrans impressed for the Scots in the recent friendly win over the Czech Republic, playing a key role in creating Scott Brown's only goal of the game at Hampden Park.
He also netted the match-winning penalty in Albion's 3-2 win over Blackpool on Saturday as the Baggies continued their drive to return to the Premier League from the Championship.
Manchester City have also been linked with Dorrans, but Sunderland's chances of landing the player could be boosted by West Brom's apparent interest in signing Kieran Richardson in the summer.
The Baggies are believed to be interested in re-signing the England international should they win promotion.
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