Sunderland manager Roy Keane has confirmed that his club are in the hunt to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Mido.
The £6million-rated Egypt frontman had been expected to join Birmingham City earlier this summer before a deal fell through and Keane is closely monitoring the situation.
He told The Newcastle Journal: "We have made an offer to Spurs for Mido. He is a player I would like to speak to and to bring to this club.
"Trying to get these sorts of quality players is a challenge, but all I want is the opportunity to speak to the lad. If it doesn't work out then we will move on."
"But I would like a chance to speak to him because he would provide a challenge to the strikers we have at the club. I believe you can't have enough strikers at your club.
"We've talked during pre-season about what we might be lacking here and what we might need and Mido's a player I'm well aware of.
"But this is a long way off from being a done deal, far from it. You see deals falling through all the time."
Mido, 24, has been at White Hart Lane since January 2006, scoring 19 goals in 61 appearances for Spurs.