Didier Ndong was sent off on his last Sunderland appearance.
Watford are hoping to lure Didier Ndong back to the Premier League and Championship strugglers Sunderland would be happy to let the midfielder go.
Lamine Kone and Didier Ndong want to escape the Championship amid reported interest from top flight duo Everton and Watford.
Sunderland have been linked with a move for Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods.
West Ham United are clearly keen to bolster their midfield options this month, with two more names in the frame.
Instead of targeting Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi should Everton challenge Watford for the signing of Didier Ndong from Sunderland?
Championship strugglers Sunderland could be tempted to cash in on record signing Didier Ndong with Watford keen to hand him a Premier League chance.
Newcastle could need a central midfielder if they sell Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback and Henri Saivet.
The Sunderland pair have missed the last four league games through injury.
Sunderland played far better away at Burton Albion without Didier Ndong in central midfield.