Sky Sports are reporting that former West Ham skipper Kevin Nolan is interesting both Sunderland and Bournemouth, with the player eager to feature in the Premier League after he turned down a move to Ligue 1.
Though he is 33-years-old, the report says Nolan still feels he has something to offer in the top flight of English football, and both the Black Cats and the Cherries could do a lot worse than signing a player who has thirteen seasons of Premier League experience under his belt.
Nolan, who has been training at Leyton Orient to keep fit, has captained all three of the clubs he has played for, and though his goalscoring touch deserted him in his final campaign at the Hammers, he scored just once last season, his lowest in seven years, it is easy to understand that he is still in demand.
Sunderland are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League without a win in their first six fixtures, they have been poor in attack and porous at the back, Nolan would add experience on the pitch in both departments.
For Bournemouth, Eddie Howe is sure to be looking for additions in the free transfer having seen his side suffer a series of debilitating injuries to key players. News that Callum Wilson has been ruled out for six months is a bitter pill to swallow, and Howe may look into bringing in any players with attacking experience in the Premier League to help them survive their debut campaign in the top tier.