Should Sunderland consider ambitious move for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey?

Wales' manager Chris Coleman follows the game from the touchline during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Georgia and Wales in Tbilisi on October 6, 2017.

Crystal Palace are reportedly considering selling Wayne Hennessey, while Sunderland are keen on signing a goalkeeper.

Wales' manager Chris Coleman follows the game from the touchline during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Georgia and Wales in Tbilisi on October 6, 2017.

According to a recent report from the Sunderland Echo, Chris Coleman is hoping some of his former Wales players can help Sunderland get themselves out of trouble in the Championship as he plans to target Danny Ward on loan.

Ward has struggled for game-time at Liverpool this season but proved his quality with Huddersfield last term, helping the Terriers secure promotion out of the second tier - so he would arguably be an excellent addition if the struggling Black Cats managed to pull off a deal.

A general view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and AFC Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on April 29, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

However, with Liverpool unwilling to sanction a loan move in the summer, Coleman should perhaps consider other goalkeeper targets for the winter window in case the Reds are still less than keen to let Ward move away on a temporary basis.

One player who perhaps should also be on Coleman's radar is Wayne Hennessey, whose future at Crystal Palace appears to be up in the air.

Crystal Palace's Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey gestures during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England...

Hennessey was Coleman's number one for much of his tenure with Wales, and boasts a huge amount of experience at Premier League and Championship level.

He has fallen out of favour at Selhurst Park lately, and The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 22nd October 2017; page 63) previously reported that the Eagles could consider selling the 30-year-old in January as his contract enters its final six months

Given his contract situation, he may perhaps be available for a fee that fits into Sunderland's budget and given that he has been out of favour, it may not be a surprise if the chance to be a number one again appeals to Hennessey - even if that is with a side that are in a relegation fight in the second tier. 

Coleman oversaw a wonderful period in Wales' recent history, and thus, Hennessey would be forgiven for being tempted by the opportunity to move to the Stadium of Light if it was offered to him when the winter window opens. 

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