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Sunderland hoping to complete deal for 31-year-old international striker

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Sunderland are looking to make a move for out of favour Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The Black Cats are looking to sign the Scottish international forward on a loan deal after seeing the striker return from his spell in Australia and remain futureless at Villa Park under manager Steve Bruce.

McCormack is a proven Championship goalscorer but struggled for form and fitness with Villa, before manager Bruce lost patience with some of his unprofessional off field antics, banishing McCormack from training before sending him out on loan to the A-League.

However, the Scot is now back on English soil and is keen to get games under his belt, and League One newcomers Sunderland are looking to seize the moment and snap up the former Fulham and Leeds man.

McCormack was prolific for both Fulham and Leeds, and will be hoping to rediscover that form in the coming season if a move to the Black Cats materialises.

Often vilified for being overweight and showing a poor attitude, the 31-year-old would no doubt need to impress new Sunderland manager Jack Ross in any meetings with the club prior to any deal being struck.

However, if McCormack can indeed get his eye back on the prize, he would no doubt be a shrewd capture for the Wearsiders.

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