According to reports from the Daily Mail, Aston Villa have entered negotiations with Sunderland over the transfer of Ross McCormack.
Aston Villa splashed a sizeable £12million to acquire the services of Ross McCormack from Fulham last summer and it was expected that the Scotsman would fire the Villans to promotion into the Premier League with his qualities in front of goal.
As it turned out though, McCormack managed only 3 goals in 20 appearances for Villa and ended the campaign on a sour note after falling out with manager Steve Bruce, as well as having had to cysts removed from his jaw.
Due to the struggles, Villa are said to be looking to cut their losses on McCormack by offloading this summer and to further fuel speculation about the 30-year-old’s potential exit from Villa Park, he was left out of the pre-season squad heading off to Germany.
A number of clubs remain interested in signing McCormack this summer despite his horror campaign last term and the Daily Mail have claimed that Sunderland are currently in talks with Villa over the signing of the 30-year-old.
Sunderland need to strengthen their attacking lineup this summer after losing the services of Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini, and Black Cats boss Simon Grayson is said to have identified McCormack as a viable target, having successfully worked with the striker at Leeds United previously.