The bar is dying down after another Sunday full of football action and transfer chatter but the Sunday People reports that Sunderland are lining up a shock move for Wigan playmaker Shaun Maloney during the summer.
Despite the 29-year-old extending his current deal at the DW Stadium in January by an extra two-and-a-half years, the People report that Martin O’Neill is preparing to go back in for the playmaker in the summer.
O’Neill will hope that Wigan are relegated from the Premier League which will see the Scottish international become available at a cut-price during the summer months.
The article suggests that the midfielder could be heading to the Stadium of Light for a bargain £2.5 million if Wigan go down as O’Neill eyes a reunion with the man he worked under at both Aston Villa and Celtic.
Maloney rescued his side yesterday after scoring the equalising goal in their draw at home to fellow strugglers Southampton.
The Sunderland boss tried to sign Maloney during the winter window before he signed his extension and we all know contracts are seemingly not worth the paper they are written on nowadays.