Prem quartet in Larsson race

The Sweden international is a free agent after leaving Birmingham
following the Carling Cup winners’ relegation from the Premier
League. He is being tracked by several top-flight clubs, with
reports suggesting Sunderland, Newcastle, Blackburn and Stoke City
have made offers. The Black Cats are believed to be leading the
chase for the 25-year-old as Steve Bruce signed Larsson during his
time in charge at Birmingham. Larsson is currently away on
international duty and his representative Per Jonsson acknowledged
the player enjoyed his time working with Bruce at St Andrew’s. “Seb
has a few offers from some good clubs that we are looking into at
the moment,” Jonsson told the Sunderland Echo. “He will need a few
weeks to consider his future. “We have the international games
coming up. Sweden have got two qualifiers for the European
Championships so Seb and the other players have to have their
concentration on them. “But after those games, we will be sorting
out his future pretty quickly. By the first or second week in June,
everything should be sorted out. “There have been four clubs from
the Premier League who have made approaches. There is no problem
finding a club in this case. The problem is sorting out which club
it is. “Obviously Seb has got a good relationship with Steve Bruce
and Eric Black (Sunderland assistant manager). “Steve was the
manager at Birmingham before and took him to Birmingham and he made
his breakthrough under him there. You can see they have a good
relationship from that.”