Sunderland were thought to have been in the market for another striker this summer as Jack Ross had looked to strengthen his attacking options.
The Black Cats did add the likes of Charlie Wyke and Jerome Sinclair to their ranks at the Stadium of Light, however, it was understood that they had looked at another forward from a Premier League club.
Sunderland were believed to be in advanced talks with the Seagulls about the possibility of bringing the young Swede to the north-east, however, a move failed to get over the line.
To make things worse for Ross’ side, following the injury setbacks they have had already to their attacking core, Gyokeres has been in fine form for the Premier League outfit as well.
The striker made his debut for Brighton in the League Cup against Southampton, whilst he has also netted in his last three developmental games for the Seagulls.
Ross had continued to look hard for an attacker all summer and it had proved to be difficult to bring one to the Stadium of Light.
A deal for Wyke had seemingly taken forever and now it appears that they had failed to get one over the line for Gyokeres.
Sunderland could look to revisit the situation in January when the transfer market re-opens, however, it will remain to be seen now if Brighton will be prepared to let him leave in the winter.
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