Sunderland missed out on a reunion with former academy graduate Grant Leadbitter in the summer as Middlesbrough refused to sell.
Sunderland have been linked with a move to re-sign Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter.
Sunderland are said to be interested in snapping up Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter.
Sunderland are keen to bring Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter back to the Stadium of Light this summer.
Derby County and Middlesbrough have done business once already this summer.
Derby County are set for a busy summer in the transfer market and every position will be under scrutiny as Gary Rowett bids to stamp his mark on the squad, not least the midfield.
The former Middlesbrough boss is being linked with a job at Sunderland.
England's captain and players from Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and Rangers all feature.
The boyhood Sunderland fan has barely featured for Middlesbrough this season.
The 31-year-old looks to be on his way out of Middlesbrough four years after Nottingham Forest attempted to prise him away.