Prem quartet in Larsson race

BY foxsports • May 31, 2011

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."

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