The Royals rejected a £2.5million bid from the Black Cats for the 26-year-old, with Steve Coppell claiming there was "no way" Hunt would be leaving.
But the Republic of Ireland international is still thought to be on Sunderland boss Roy Keane's transfer-window shopping list.
And he has done little to end the speculation.
Hunt told the Daily Mirror: "I told the club what I thought about that (Sunderland's bid) and that will remain private.
"The club knows my situation and how I feel and we'll see what materialises.