The 20-year-old, who signed a four-year contract with the Black Cats in June. He is currently on loan at League One outfit Bradford City and has made 13 appearances this season.
The report has suggested that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is believed to be an admirer of Pickford’s performance and the Dutchman is reportedly interested in acquiring the stopper for £2m.
Pickford has come through the youth ranks at the Stadium of Light, but has yet to make an appearance for the Premier League club.
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