Newcastle United are interested in a summer move for Sunderland wideman Bryan Oviedo, according to Costa Rican source Diez.
The Magpies are set for a Premier League return and confirmed lifting the Championship title on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Barnsley.
Sunderland are going the other way, with a season to forget for the Black Cats and bottom place in the top flight.
A host of the Black Cats’ first-team squad are expected to leave the Stadium of Light this summer as David Moyes undertake a revamp of his playing squad.
Newcastle and Sunderland are bitter rivals and any players moving between the clubs would surely be subjected to vitriol from the supporters.
Jack Colback made the move from Wearside to Tyneside and evoked the ire of the Black Cats supporters and Oviedo would surely get the same reaction.
The former Everton left-back or winger moved to Sunderland in January but has only made eight Premier League appearances for Moyes’ side.
Newcastle will look to bolster their squad this summer but a move for Oviedo would be a major shock if it materialised.