Report: Sunderland again interested in Norwich's Steven Naismith, after Moyes' failed 2016 reunion bid

Norwich City's Steven Naismith (R) celebrates scoring their first goal with Jonny Howson

Sunderland are reportedly back in the hunt for Norwich attacker Steven Naismith.

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Norwich City's Steven NaismithEverton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Norwich City's Steven Naismith

According to the Eastern Daily Press, Sunderland are back in the market for Norwich City attacker Steven Naismith, having failed with a move last summer.

The Canaries are going through a major overhaul right now, having recently parted ways with manager Alex Neil in March, and brought in Stuart Webber as their new sporting director.

Veteran first-team players John Ruddy, Steven Whittaker, Sebastien Bassong, Michael Turner, Ryan Bennett, Youssouf Mulumbu and Kyle Lafferty have all been told they won't have their contracts extended this summer, making them all free agents.

The clearout is expected to continue, with the Eastern Daily Press reporting that Michael McGovern, Yanic Wildschut, Matt Jarvis and Steven Naismith are all primed for the chopping block.

Sunderland manager David MoyesSunderland manager David Moyes

The report claims that Sunderland are again interested in signing Naismith, having failed with a move to land him in August 2016, as reported by Sky Sports.

Naismith, 30, joined Norwich from Everton back in January 2016, but he has registered just six goals and four assists in 42 appearances or Norwich, making him something of an expensive flop.

Norwich City's Steven Naismith (R) celebrates scoring their first goal with Jonny HowsonNorwich City's Steven Naismith (R) celebrates scoring with Jonny Howson

The Scot worked with Sunderland boss David Moyes at Everton for one season, hence Moyes' eagerness to work with him again after Sunderland's relegation to the Championship.

Norwich seemingly won't put up too much of a fight to keep hold of Naismith, and Sunderland could finally land their man with a bid this summer – and if they decide to keep Moyes as their manager.

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