Ipswich manager Jim Magilton has admitted he is keeping tabs on former Town midfielder Tommy Miller.
Miller has dropped down the pecking order at Sunderland following the arrival of Roy Keane as manager.
Ipswich are watching developments at The Stadium of Light closely and had a scout watching Miller in action earlier this week.
Magilton is a big admirer of Miller and has hinted he could make a move for the 27-year-old.
"Tommy is still a player who interests us," said Magilton.
"He is not in the first team at the moment and something might still happen in January, if not sooner."