Lewis Grabban (R), of Sunderland takes on Jacob Butterfield of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017...
Lewis Grabban impressed on loan at Sunderland during the first half of the campaign, but has since returned back to Bournemouth.
Grabban scored 12 goals in 19 league games during the first half of the season at Sunderland, who've spent the majority of the season in the relegation zone.
Lewis Grabban of Sunderland scores a goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.
His form for Sunderland has attracted the interest of promotion chasing clubs who are focusing on making it to the Premier League this season.
Grabban's predatory instincts could be that little bit extra teams are looking for, while he'll also provide excellent cover should one of those clubs lose a striker through injury.
Cardiff, Aston Villa and Wolves have Kenneth Zohore, Jonathan Kodjia and Leo Bonatini leading their respective lines. Should any of those players be missing or out of form then Grabban is the perfect man to come in. He's experienced, has the quality and knows what it takes to win promotion.
Jonathan Kodjia has missed most of the season through injury for Aston Villa.
Grabban scored 12 times in 2014-15 to help Norwich City win promotion to the Premier League. His best season came at Bournemouth, where he scored 22 league goals in 2013-14.
Aston Villa and Cardiff in particular have struggle when Zohore and Kodjia have been missing. Villa's Scott Hogan has only scored once all season as the Ivorian's understudy.