However, it would seem that these links were untrue, as the Sunderland Echo insists the experienced winger is not on Gus Poyet's wish list.
Sunderland are known to be on the hunt for attacking additions this month, but Lennon is apparently not someone they have identified as a target.
It means that the 27-year-old could remain stuck in limbo at White Hart Lane. Lennon appears to have little future at Tottenham, but there is a distinct lack of interest in his services.
Lennon will surely be disappointed should no offers arrive in the January transfer window because he must be becoming frustrated at warming the bench having once been so highly rated.