Ritchie De Laet joined Royal Antwerp on loan from Aston Villa in the January transfer window.
Championship hopefuls Aston Villa reportedly want to land Axel Tuanzebe on loan from Premier League giants Manchester United for the rest of the season.
The 29-year-old has barely featured for Aston Villa in the last two seasons and is desperate for some minutes on the pitch.
Should Aston Villa let go of Ritchie De Laet in the January transfer window?
Ritchie De Laet may be allowed to leave Aston Villa in January - and Championship promotion rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers want a right-back.
Chris Wilder has admitted Sheffield United have an issue at wing-back - could Aston Villa's James Bree or Ritchie de Laet solve it?
Right-back duo Ritchie De Laet and James Bree have started two Championship games between them this season for Aston Villa.
Sunderland are languishing in the Championship in 2022, according to the most recent Football Manager game.
The Aston Villa right-back has spent almost the whole season on the treatment table but Bruce's transfers appear to have blocked his return.
De Laet left Leicester City for Aston Villa in August.