The former Leeds United defender has been linked with a move to Bury on a free transfer.
James Vaughan played with new Sunderland signing Victor Anichebe at Everton.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing Jack Ruddy from Bury in the summer transfer window.
Glasgow Rangers manager Mark Warburton spoke highly of former Ibrox striker Nicky Clark, says Bury boss David Flitcroft.
Lee Erwin joined Bury on loan from Leeds United earlier this month.