Last Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:53
Crystal Palace are looking to make their first big signing of the summer after registering an interest in Sunderland's David Vaughan.
The 30-year-old managed just six starts for Sunderland last season due to a combination of injuries and a dip in form, although he did often feature in the club's run-in as the Black Cats secured their Premier League survival.
Manager Paolo Di Canio is currently in the midst of a complete overhaul of his squad at the Stadium of Light and is thought to have earmarked Vaughan as one of the players he would be willing to let go.
Palace boss Ian Holloway is now ready to swoop for the Wales international, who he worked with during his time in charge of Blackpool.
A source close to Sunderland says the Eagles have only made an enquiry at this stage and admits the south-east London club would have to stump up the cash for Vaughan, despite him having just one year left to run on his current contract.
"A number of players are on an unwanted list at the Stadium of Light and Vaughan's name was mentioned," a Sunderland source is quoted as saying in the Croydon Advertiser.
"So far, Palace are the only ones in for him. There hasn't been a bid but they've made an enquiry and expressed an interest.
"Ian Holloway really rates him but Palace will have to push the boat out to sign him."
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