Report: Sunderland keen on Derby County midfielder Joe Ledley

Wales' head coach Chris Coleman gestures during a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 9, 2017, on the eve of the friendly football...

Sunderland's new boss is a fan of the Derby County man.

Joe Ledley of Derby County celebrates scoring his teams first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Derby County at Griffin Park on September 26, 2017 in...

Sunderland are keen on Derby County midfielder Joe Ledley, the Daily Mirror reports on page 74 of its Friday edition.

Ledley moved to Derby on a short-term deal in September and is yet to taste defeat in eight appearances so far, with the Rams' only loss in that time coming in the Welshman's absence.

Ledley's contract expires on New Year's eve and the report claims that Derby want him to sign a new one.

18 points and 17 places separate Derby and bottom-club Sunderland, and the 30-year-old may have reservations over sacrificing a potential promotion push to fight against relegation.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Nevertheless, the opportunity to reunite with Chris Coleman - his Wales manager for five years until last weekend - will likely appeal to Ledley.

Sunderland have recently lost Ledley's fellow Wales midfielder, Jonny Williams, for up to three months.

Ledley began his career at Cardiff City and later turned out for Celtic and Crystal Palace, who released him earlier this year.

Could Ledley swap Derby for Sunderland?

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