Black Cats boss David Moyes signed the Scotland international for Everton back in summer 2012 and appears to be eyeing a reunion at the Stadium of Light.
Indeed, The Daily Mail claim Sunderland’s chief scout Mick Doherty watched the 29-year-old in action during a 4-1 win over Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
Naismith scored the Canaries’ final goal of the afternoon whilst notching up two created chances and two successful dribbles over the course of ninety minutes.
The versatile forward spent three-and-a-half seasons at Goodison Park, bagging 18 goals in 103 Premier League appearances before signing for Alex Neil’s side during the 2016 January transfer window.
He scored just once in 13 Premier League appearances for the Carrow Road outfit as they plummeted out of the top flight last season.
Naismith’s Norwich contract expires in summer 2019.