FRAIZER Campbell is in talks with Cardiff City over a permanent move to the promotion-chasing Championship outfit.
The 25-year-old drove down to Wales on Wednesday evening to discuss a potential move to the Bluebirds, who are also tracking Bolton Wanderers’ England Under 21 striker Marvin Sordell.
Campbell is out of contract this summer and Sunderland have yet to indicate they are interested in extending his stay at the Stadium of Light.
The former Manchester United striker, bought by Steve Bruce in the summer of 2009 for £5m, rising to £6m, has had his career at Sunderland wrecked by two cruciate ligament injuries but has been a regular feature on the Black Cats’ bench this season.
He is able to talk to interested clubs in the last January transfer window before his contract expires and the trip to Cardiff suggests Sunderland are ready to cut their losses on one striker as Martin O’Neill pursues the signing of a replacement.