West Brom winger Callum McManaman has hit the Black Cats radar with the 26-year-old surplus to requirements at the Hawthorns.
The hardworking former Wigan man spent the second half of last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, making 11 appearances as the Owls finished strongly to make the Championship Play-offs.
Whilst McManaman failed to ignite during his spell at Hillsborough, he could provide a decent foil at Sunderland to supplement the likes of Aiden McGeady to offer options out wide.
Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal later explained that the Merseyside-born winger had found it difficult to adjust to the rigours of a Championship campaign after playing so little football at West Brom in the last year or so.
McManaman hasn’t featured for the Baggies in the Premier League since April 2016 and has operated on the left or the right throughout his career.
The 5ft 8in midfielder is a boyhood Everton fan and joined the Goodison youth system as a kid.
After being released at the age of sixteen, McManaman signed for Wigan Athletic in 2007 and became part of the Lactics Premier League journey, playing a starring role in the 2013 FA Cup win.
McManaman arrived at West Brom in January 2015 for a fee of £4.75m, becoming the first Tony Pulis signing for the club.
McManaman has become a bit part player in recent years at the Hawthorns, and developed something of an impact sub tag during his spell at Wednesday last term.
Expect to see his name mentioned in media outlets as a target for Sunderland as the evening progresses.