Sunderland open talks with Derby over Chris Martin loan deal
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 18/01/18 11:48am
Sunderland have approached Derby over a loan deal for Chris Martin, Sky Sports News understands.
Martin has fallen down the pecking order at Pride Park following the £1.5m signing of Cameron Jerome from Norwich on Wednesday.
Martin, 29, has made only five league starts this season and is currently one of five strikers in Gary Rowett's squad along with Jerome, David Nugent, Darrent Bent and Sheffield Wednesday loanee Sam Winnall.
Martin was sent on loan to Fulham last season by former manager Nigel Pearson, but wanted to return after he was sacked and Steve McClaren returned at the helm.
Scotland international Martin remained at Craven Cottage and helped Fulham reach the Championship play-offs last season.