Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits Kieran Richardson is likely to leave.
"Kieron came to see me a while ago in the last transfer window. For family issues and things, he thought there maybe needed a change," said O'Neill.
"No-one has come in and made an offer. That, though, does not mean there is nothing happening, I just don't know.
"But if he performs like he did against Arsenal, I would like to keep him."