Transfer talk: Sunderland’s Vaughan linked with Championship move

Sunderland's David Vaughan.
Sunderland's David Vaughan.
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SUNDERLAND midfielder David Vaughan has been linked with a loan move to the Championship.

Reports today have suggested that Sunderland will allow the Welsh international to leave the Stadium of Light on loan to play regular first-team football.

Vaughan wasn’t even on the bench for Sunday’s derby victory over Newcastle United after being an unused substitute for Gus Poyet’s first game in charge at Swansea.

The 30-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, was close to joining Crystal Palace during the summer and had been willing to take a pay cut to reunite with his former Blackpool boss Ian Holloway.

But Vaughan was brought back into the fold under Paolo Di Canio and made four appearances under the former Sunderland head coach.

With Vaughan remaining on the fringes though, interest from several Championship clubs has emerged, with Nottingham Forest, QPR, Leicester, Derby and Blackpool - who have also made enquiries over Sunderland summer signing Cabral - all linked with the midfielder.