But I'm sure the midfielder will be looking to a career-changing appearance at Wembley.
From the Stoke side of the fence - with the Stoke Chairman insisting that the club must make better decisions on transfers, is Cattermole that man?
He is a man only one sending off shy of Richard Dunne, Patrick Vieira and Duncan Ferguson in the top-flight hall of shame.
Stoke could benefit from a defensive destroyer in front of the back four, and (as long as you can keep the player on the field) Cattermole is that man.
Steve Bruce, who shelled out six million pounds to bring Cattermole to Sunderland has in the past talked of the players' inevitable red mist before adding:
"Thankfully he's not mine to manage anymore."
In that respect, one would also question the apparent readiness at which Gus Poyet is willing to let a player go to one of their rivals.
Poyet would appear to not rate the player, instead wanting to bring in one more comfortable on the ball.
And introducing Cattermole into a dressing room with the likes of Steven N'Zonzi and Marko Aranutovic would see the kind of fireworks reserved only for Mario Balotelli's bathroom.
In summary, Poyet wants the £5m for rebuilding, but Cattermole is hardly forwarding his career in the Potteries.
Who would be the winner?