Sunderland intensify effort to sign Cote d'Ivoire Max Gradel

With a host of clubs registering their interest in the 29-year-old, the Cats have increased their bid to land the highly sought after forward

Newly promoted English Premier League side, Sunderland have intensified their pursuit of the highly-rated Ivorian striker, Max Gradel according to Daily Mail.

Though injuries limited the playing time of Gradel last season with Bournemouth, he was able to put up a decent display in his 13 appearances for Eddie Howe’s men as they finished in the 9th spot on the English Premier League log.

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The striker indicated in April that he wanted to part with the Cherries for first-team football action after he joined them from the French side, St Etienne in 2015.

Ligue 1 side, Toulouse and some English topflight outfits are understood to have signalled their interest in the attacker.

The 29-year-old is desperate to resuscitate his career after enduring a torrid time at Dean Court.

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