Sunderland, West Brom, West Ham and Swansea all after Udinese and Watford striker Matej Vydra

WANTED MAN:  Matej Vydra (left)
WANTED MAN: Matej Vydra (left)

UDINESE are willing to take a chance on boosting Matej Vydra’s value on loan, with Sunderland among a quartet of Premier League clubs interested in the Czech striker.

Sunderland, along with West Brom, West Ham and Swansea have all made inquiries over Vydra’s availability after netting 20 goals in 41 Championship appearances for Watford last season.

Italian outfit Udinese were initially hesitant over allowing Vydra out on loan again and had slapped a £8million price tag on the 21-year-old’s head.

But according to reports in the Czech Republic, Udinese have now decided to let Vydra depart on a temporary basis again, with no-one willing to match their valuation.

The Italian side believe that if Vydra can shine in the Premier League next season, it will attract the attention of Europe’s heavyweights, even if the Czech international has just two years remaining on his contract.

Vydra’s agent Ondrej Chovanec claims he will head to England next week in an attempt to secure a loan move after being given the go-ahead by Udinese at a meeting earlier this week.

“We agreed that none of the offers (for a permanent deal) are in the region that would interest Udinese,” said Chovanec.

“They don’t want to sell him for £8m so they have given us freedom to discuss loan spells with the Premier League clubs that are interested.

“At the moment we have offers from four Premier League clubs - West Brom, West Ham, Swansea and Sunderland.”