Sam Allardyce will request detailed medical assurances before he decides on whether to make a January move for Sunderland defender
Sunderland are reportedly keen to part company with the defender: With the club struggling in 23rd place in the Championship, the Black Cats are eager to raise funds in a bid to allow manager Chris Coleman the opportunity to reshape the squad come January.
The player himself would also appear to favour a reunion with his former boss:
“Sam is a good manager and a good guy. He brought me to England and I will always be thankful for that," the defender revealed back in February, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
Sam Allardyce will not rush into any deal however, and the 63-year-old is only willing to consider a January move if Sunderland are capable of providing Everton with detailed medical updates.