Chris Coleman suggests James Vaughan will leave for Wigan

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

James Vaughan seems to be on his way out of Sunderland to Wigan Athletic in the January transfer window.

Lewis Grabban(R), of Sunderland celebrates with James Vaughan of Sunderland after scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby...

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has suggested to The Sunderland Echo that James Vaughan will leave for Wigan Athletic in the January transfer window.

Coleman told The Sunderland Echo: "James sees himself playing elsewhere, I don't think it has worked great here.

"Everybody hoped it would have gone differently, there is a conversation going on right now with both clubs.

"I have said before about letting him leave the building before we have something to fall back on but it has got to the stage where it is pretty serious that he could go.

"But for us to let that happen, of course, we need two strikers in and we are pretty close on doing that. It may take a few days. Conversations are ongoing with Wigan at the moment.”

Keshi Anderson of Northampton Town attempts to play the ball under pressure from James Vaughan of Bury during the Sky Bet League One match between Bury and Northampton Town at Gigg Lane on...

Vaughan joined Sunderland from Bury in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The Sunderland Echo to be worth £500,000.

The 29-year-old forward has struggled to make an impact at the Stadium of Light so far this season.

The former Everton forward has scored only two goals and provided just one assist in 15 Championship starts for the Black Cats so far this campaign.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

Sunderland are struggling in the Championship at the moment and are in danger of getting relegated to League One at the end of the season.

Coleman’s side are currently at the foot of the league table with 22 points from 26 matches, two points behind 21st-placed Hull City.

Sunderland will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Cardiff City away from home at the Cardiff City Stadium in the Championship.

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