All the talk about Steven Pienaar at the end of the season has been in regards to whether he will return on a permanent basis to Everton or not. The other option is of course to keep him but if the Toffees are stuck when it comes to finding the cash, maybe there will be other offers.
Stories emerging in the last 24 hours are suggesting that Sunderland will make a formal £5m bid once the transfer window opens for the summer.
After arriving at the Stadium of Light earlier this year, it seems fairly certain that Martin O’Neill will be a busy man in the market as he looks to put his stamp on the club. While the money was on a move to Everton, could Steven Pienaar find himself playing his football in the North East?