Sunderland are keeping tabs on the winger and Catania goalkeeper Mariano Andujar. The club is also looking to finalise a deal for centre-half Santiago Vergini.
Sunderland director of football Roberto De Fanti, made enquiries over Scocco’s availability last the summer before he joined Internacional in a £4m deal.
Sources close to Internacional have indicated that the club want to more than recoup their outlay on the one-time Argentine international.
Sunderland – who cannot sign any more players on loan – would be wary of splashing out such a hefty figure, with the club’s league position so precarious.
The deal for Vergini is far more advanced, with Sunderland hopeful of tying up the formalities of the £500,000 deal. Vergini is still in Argentina, as he looks to reach a settlement with his club Estudiantes before finalising his switch.