Ipswich Town are interested in Sunderland outcast Phil Bardsley.

The Mirror says Bardsley, 28, who has no part to play in manager Paolo Di Canio's plans, will make a loan switch next month when he has ­recovered from a broken foot that he suffered playing for Sunderland's Under-21 side.

Bardsley has been out of favour with Di Canio since the build-up to the final game of last season at Tottenham.

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