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Report: Sunderland Set To Recall Loanee

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Whilst attention may be firmly on new additions, Sunderland could be set to end one current player's exile.

Stu Forster

Danny Graham could be heading back to Sunderland this month.

With Hull City's record £7.5m capture of Nikica Jelavic expected to be followed up with the signing of Shane Long from West Bromwich Albion, Graham has moved down the pecking order at the KC Stadium.

Martin O'Neill paid Swansea City £5m for Graham only a year ago and they are believed to be closely following the situation, with a recall a distinct possibility. It's not believed Gus Poyet would recall the 28-year-old to put him into the Sunderland squad however, with a possible recall only the stepping stone to another loan spell but this time to a promotion chasing Championship side, as Sunderland look to get the striker back on the goal trail so he retains as much of his value as possible.

The report in the Hull Daily Mail also believes a recall could come before the weekend, which would in turn free up another loan place for Steve Bruce's side.

Graham failed to score for Sunderland after his January move from Swansea and his move to the Tigers hasn't been much more productive, with only one goal coming in his 18 Premier League appearances for Hull, ironically at his former side Swansea.

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