Asamoah Gyan has confirmed he would welcome the chance to rejoin Sunderland during the current transfer window.
The Ghana international joined the Black Cats in a then club-record £13million deal from Rennes in 2010 but left the following year to join Al-Ain, initially on loan before making a permanent switch.
The 30-year-old is now with Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG but has slipped behind Brazilian Hulk in the pecking order and is expected to depart.
Sunderland and Championship outfit Fulham have both been credited with an interest in the striker and Gyan has now revealed he would welcome the chance to return to England.
“I heard about Sunderland and Fulham but we will see what happens,” he said, as reported by Ghana Soccernet. “There might be surprises. Football is full of them. The people around me are trying to benefit me. It doesn’t matter if it is Championship or Premier league, it’s about being comfortable where I am.
“Sunderland is a good club. It was unfortunate I didn’t play for many years there. I had to leave and that is football. Sometimes you stay for a long time at a club and then other times you go. I just want to prove myself again in England. I am ready to go.
“Maybe we will make a decision tonight, or tomorrow.”