West Ham United are leading the chase for out of contract Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback, according to the Chronicle.

Colback, used mainly as a utility player at the Stadium of Light, will be a free agent next month after turning down several contract offers from the Black Cats over the course of this season.

Despite Gus Poyet’s aspirations to keep the homegrown midfielder at the club, Colback is reportedly looking to play his football elsewhere next season.

Newcastle, Hull City and Everton are among his potential suitors.