Report: Sunderland still considering free transfer move to reunite Allardyce with Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan

Sunderland are reportedly still looking at a deal for Kevin Nolan.

According to the Daily Mail, Sunderland are still pursuing a move for free agent Kevin Nolan, who has been one of Sam Allardyce's most trusted players over the years.

The Black Cats have made one move so far during the January transfer window, with Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff joining the club earlier this month.

Further additions are expected for Sunderland, who are still fighting relegation despite a superb 4-2 win at Swansea City tonight, where Jermain Defoe's hat-trick handed Allardyce a vital three points.

Fans will be hoping to see some players with Premier League experience brought in to help battle the drop, and it seems that Allardyce has his eye on a familiar face.

Midfielder Kevin Nolan has been a free agent ever since being released by West Ham United back in August, and the Daily Mail report that Sunderland are still considering a move to sign Nolan.

The 33-year-old worked with Allardyce at both Bolton Wanderers and West Ham, enjoying the best stints of his career under 'Big Sam' and his management.

A move to reunite the duo would make some sense, especially with Nolan available for free, but after nearly five months out of the game, there have to be questions over his fitness, whilst League Two side Leyton Orient tried to sign Nolan, according to the report, but couldn't strike a deal - and many will question whether Nolan still has a role to play in the Premier League at this stage of his career.

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