The Daily Mail reports that the Black Cats are keen on signing the highly-rated winger.
Johnson has also been linked with the likes of Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham.
Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is also reportedly interested in Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov and Tottenham youngster Danny Rose.
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Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for next season, sticking with the hugely popular retro styling of the current shirt.
The reputation of the Premier League means it is the most popular and one of the most watched leagues in the world.