Sunderland boss O'Neill eager to re-sign McFadden
O'Neill did not stand in his way when the then Nottingham Forest manager Alex McLeish showed an interest and was ready to offer the 29-year-old a long-term deal.
However, McLeish has now left the City Ground - so a move back to Sunderland for McFadden could be back on the cards.
"But obviously events have changed that situation and I don't know what's happened since then. I'll speak to the agent though and see where we stand."