Sunderland could make an audacious swoop to sign Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack, according to the Daily Mail.
The Scottish international forward fell down the pecking order last term following his big money move from Fulham in the summer, and ultimately ended the campaign on loan with Nottingham Forest, where he once again failed to impress.
However, he could now be handed a lifeline by newly relegated Sunderland, whose new manager Simon Grayson is keen to add some experienced Championship talent to his ranks following taking over the reigns from David Moyes.
McCormack has long been a regular goalscorer in the Championship, and has impressive records for Cardiff, Leeds, and Fulham. However, his move to Villa has not worked out at all as expected, and he was blighted by off field problems as well as a lack of form on the pitch.
Sunderland are in the market for new strikers following the loss of Jermaine Defoe to Bournemouth, and only this week signed James Vaughan from Bury. However, they could well turn to McCormack to further boost their attacking intent, and a fresh start might well be what the player needs following his miserable spell at Villa Park.
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