David Vaughan is happy he's staying with Sunderland.

The Wales midfielder was interesting Crystal Palace ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.

He told the Sunderland Echo: "Obviously, there's been a lot of speculation over my future and stuff during the summer. But I just want to be playing football.

"I'm pleased to be back in the team at Sunderland, but hopefully I can improve on the performances from the last couple of games."

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