The Black Cats have made an enquiry to Fulham over the availability of the highly-rated forward.
Dempsey is expected to leave Fulham after having been left out of Fulham’s first three games of the season.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the United States international in recent weeks.
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.