Sunderland have been linked once again with a move for Younes Kaboul, by The Sun, and could finally get their man.
Kaboul is currently the Tottenham captain, but in name only, having made just seven Premier League appearances last season.
A move to the Black Cats would see quite the U-turn from Kaboul, who rejected a Sunderland transfer in 2008.
The Frenchman snubbed a move to join Roy Keane's side, with his agent offering a blistering denial of interest.
Kaboul's representative Rudy Raba said, reported by The Mail: `Younes wouldn't join Sunderland even if there was an earthquake.
"We have more interesting options than Sunderland. Don't even think about it."
Kaboul signed for Portsmouth the same year, playing in the Europa League for the club, and rejoined Spurs in 2010.
This time around the centre-back is not blessed with options, after injuries restricted him to only 21 Premier League games in three seasons.
Kaboul is still represented by the same agent, and if he is interested in a move to Sunderland, there could be some fascinating conversations going on behind the scenes if his previous comments are brought up in discussions.