Last Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:50
David Vaughan could be heading out of Sunderland after Premier League new boys Crystal Palace expressed an interest in the Welshman.
The 30-year-old managed just six starts for the Black Cats 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 Paolo Di Canio's men secured their Premier League survival.
Di Canio though 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 midfielder, who he worked with previously 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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