Everton's forgotten man Darron Gibson will likely bolt for the exit door if he's allowed to leave in the next week.
The 29-year-old Ireland midfielder has seen his career stall significantly at Goodison following a horrendous run of injuries, but - perhaps slightly surprisingly - may well end up remaining in the Premier League should he depart before the January deadline.
Both the Daily Mail and The Chronicle are reporting that Sunderland manager David Moyes is keen to thieve his old boy Gibson in an attempt to add some attacking threat to a midfield which hasn't registered a single league goal this season.
Fit-again Gibson started just two league games for Everton last season, and has been restricted to just one league cup and one FA trophy appearances this campaign. He has, however, scored 13 goals in 105 senior appearances throughout an injury-blighted career, and Moyes reportedly believes his shooting threat can add to Sunderland's offensively tame central midfield area.
Gibson signed a new two-year deal at Everton last season but no longer seems part of Ronald Koeman's plans.
And while a move to Sunderland might well see him relegated, he would at least play some football, which would be good news for both player and Ireland.