Sunderland have received a bid from a Qatari club for striker Asamoah Gyan.
Press Association Sport understands a club in the Gulf state have tabled an offer for the 26-year-old Ghana international, who is currently on a season-long loan deal in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Ain.
Gyan will have two years of the contract he signed when he joined the Black Cats from Rennes during the summer of 2010 remaining at the end the current season, and his future could have a major bearing on manager Martin O'Neill's transfer plans.
The club's identity has not been disclosed.
Gyan arrived on Wearside on the back of a series of impressive displays for his country at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa as then manager Steve Bruce invested a club record £13.1million in him.
It took Gyan time to get used to the Barclays Premier League, but he announced his arrival in earnest with is first goal for the club at Wigan on September 11.
He managed 11 goals last season as he, Darren Bent a...