Black Cats eye midfielder on loan.
Sunderland have entered discussions with Swansea City over the possibility of taking Ki Sung-Yueng on loan for the season, the Daily Mail reports.
The 24-year-old made the move to South Wales last summer from SPL giants Celtic for a fee of around £5.5 million, for whom he made 85 appearances.
However, he is mostly coming off the bench for the Swans when he does play, and manager Michael Laudrup is now reportedly considering letting him leave on a short term deal with a view of completing a permanent £6 million deal at the end of the season.
The South Korean international was left out of Swansea’s Europa League first-leg play-off game with Romanian side Petrolul Ploiesti and talks between the two clubs are set to continue over the weekend.
Laudrup is streamlining his squad with striker Luke Moore going to Elazigspor while Leroy Lita and Curtis Obeng will be given free transfers whilst Belgian winger Roland Lamah is also likely to leave.
Ki has made just 40 appearances for the current Capital One Cup holders and has so far failed to find the net, but though he was not able to replicate the form that brought him to the cub his playing style and work ethic drew praise from the club’s supporters.