The Daily Mirror has today reported that Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland are 'battling it out' to sign highly-rated 21-year-old Coventry City right back Cyrus Christie, with a fee of £1m being mooted.
Christie came through the ranks at the club and has developed into a regular since making his debut in 2010. He has made 82 appearances to date for Coventry City, and an extra 13 via two loan spells in non-league football during 2011 with Nuneaton Town and Hinckley United.
It has been reported that Coventry City rejected a bid from Huddersfield Town for Christie's services back in August when the transfer window was in full swing. Perhaps they have had a change of heart since then.
Wanderers may have an interest in the player, a nephew of former boxers Errol and Lloyd Christie, but whether or not we can contend with the finances of Sunderland and the allure of the Premier League is another matter altogether.