Sunderland are interested in signing Wigan Athletic defender Donervan Daniels in the summer, according to the Chronicle.

The 24 year-old has been in impressive form for Rochdale on loan this season and was recalled by Wigan in January. However, his contract with the League One side expires in the summer which means they could lose him for free.

This has left Sunderland on red alert and they could swoop for him in June. The Monserrat international has been identified by Chris Coleman as a potential signing for the summer.

With Sunderland currently in a relegation battle, it is yet to be known yet which division they will be in next season. This could affect a deal for Daniels so the rumours could depend on whether Sunderland stay in the Championship.

Daniels started his career at West Bromwich Albion but never broke into the first-team with the Baggies. He gained experience of playing regular football during loan spells at Tranmere Rovers, Gillingham, Blackpool and Aberdeen. He left West Brom on a permanent deal to join Wigan in June 2015.

He helped the Latics win the League One title in 2016 but was ruled out with injury last season in the Championship and only played once for them as they were relegated back to the third tier. He was then shipped out on loan by Paul Cook when he took over in the summer.

Daniels is now back at Wigan and will be hoping to help get them back in the Championship. However, with his contract expiring in June, a move to Sunderland could be on the cards.


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