Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has told David Healy and Daryl Murphy to seek loan moves because he already has enough strikers.
Bruce has Darren Bent, Fraizer Campbell and Kenwyne Jones to call on upfront and there is no room for Healy and Murphy.
The Black Cats manager said: 'There's been some interest in those two players [Healy and Murphy] from Championship sides, so we will have to see what happens.
'They are the ones most likely to be leaving. There's no doubt that they need to be playing games, and it's very difficult for them to get that at Sunderland right now.'
Ipswich Town, Middlesbrough, and Newcastle United are all reportedly interested in taking either of the players on loan. However Coventry boss Chris Coleman has failed in a bid to take Healy on loan.