Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has fuelled speculation that he could be looking to leave the Black Cats in January by admitting that he won’t be happy with playing a bit-part role.
The former England striker did not start Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge at West Brom on Saturday, and with the new boss likely to play five in midfield, Steven Fletcher is expected to be the lone striker.
Bournemouth and West Ham, two of Defoe’s former clubs, have been heavily linked with a move for the 33-year-old in January.
The Cherries are short up front following the injury to Callum Wilson, while the Hammers are looking to bring in another striker to provide extra competition for places.
Since returning to the Premier League after a short stint in the MLS with Toronto FC, the forward has scored nine times in 23 appearances for the Wearside club.