SUNDERLAND have been linked with a move for out-of-contract Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton.
The Black Cats are in the market for added pace and creativity out wide this summer, particularly after on-loan Liverpool forward Fabio Borini returned to Anfield.
Albrighton impressed for Villa during a sorry end to the season for Paul Lambert’s side and the 24-year-old could be available on a free transfer with his contract ending next month.
Reports have suggested Sunderland are interested in the former England Under-21 international, while both Everton and Leicester have also been mooted as keeping tabs on the Villa academy product.
Villa are still hopeful of keeping Albrighton though, with boss Lambert insisting last month that discussions had taken place with the player’s agent over a new contract.