Norwich City transfer rumours: Nottingham Forest and Sunderland interested in signing striker Cameron Jerome from Norwich City
PUBLISHED: 17:15 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:24 19 July 2017
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Nottingham Forest and Sunderland are reportedly keen to sign experienced striker Cameron Jerome from Norwich City.
The Sun even go as far to say that Forest would be prepared to offer £6million to City for the 30-year-old, who still has two years remaining on his contract, with the club retaining an option for a further year.
That follows Forest selling Britt Assombalonga to Middlesbrough for £15m, giving manager Mark Warburton funds to spend, having avoided relegation on goal-difference last season.
Jerome scored 16 goals in 40 league games as Norwich finished eighth to miss out on a play-off place, taking his overall tally since joining the club in August 2014 to 40 goals in 120 matches in all competitions.
Sunderland are also said to be keen following the exit of Jermain Defoe on a free transfer, joining Bournemouth following relegation from the Premier League.
New Black Cats boss Simon Grayson has signed former Norwich striker James Vaughan, who scored 24 goals for League One side Bury last season, but is still in the market for another striker.
The former Stoke and Cardiff striker has also been linked with Fulham during the off-season, however the report concedes that Norwich would need an attractive offer to consider selling Jerome, having just sold Jacob Murphy to Newcastle in a £12.5m deal.
Selling the powerful forward would leave City head coach Daniel Farke with just one recognised striker, Nelson Oliveira, after Kyle Lafferty was released and youngster Carlton Morris was allowed to join Shrewsbury on a season-long loan.
The Sun has also linked Norwich with 23-year-old striker Ohi Omoijuanfo in recent days as well, who is currently the top scorer in the Norwegian top flight for Stabaaek.