Black Cats manager Simon Grayson recently admitted that he would be interested in brining the the Scotland international to the Stadium of Light, but finances could hold up the deal.
But, according to the Sunderland Echo, the Championship side are now ready to make a loan offer to take the West Ham midfielder to the North East and beat strong competition.
Fellow Championship Aston Villa are said to be favourites to sign Snodgrass – with North East rivals Newcastle are also believed to hold an interest.
Speaking to the Sunderland Echo after his side’s match against Leeds United on Saturday, Simon Grayson reiterated his interest in Snodgrass but that any deal would be affected by finances.
“I can you tell you now we won’t be buying Robert Snodgrass because of the fee and the wages that come with it.
“The only way we would get Robert Snodgrass is a loan deal or something like that.
“There won’t be too many clubs who can afford him in the Championship and if they do then they have some serious money behind him.
“I like him, though, like a lot of other managers.
“We will ask the question about his availability but it will be affected by finances whoever takes him, I’m 99 per cent sure nobody in the Championship will afford his full wages.”