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Dunne Deal

Sunderland look set to complete the signing of Manchester City captain Richard Dunne, in a deal rumoured to be worth around 4 Million Pounds.

The club have been keen admirers of the Irish centre-back since their arrival back into the top flight, whilst Man City look set to offload their four time player of the year, as they set their sites on England defenders Joleon Lescott and John Terry.

With the club having a policy of not talking about players under contract at other clubs, Niall Quinn surprised local journalists by commenting on the player:

'He is a player who is an excellent footballer but he is a Man City player until they say any different and we stand in a line. We are not the only admirers but if there is a chink of light we will get through it if we can. We probably need a few men and spirited people to lift what we have and of course Richard Dunne would fit the bill.'

Whilst Dunne will certainly add some leadership qualities to the club, the clearout under Steve Bruce looks set to continue.

After Michael Chopra and Greg Halford left the club in recent days, the latest player linked with the exit door is Daryl Murphy, who is set to be reunited with former manager Roy Keane at Ipswich. The news will no upset too many Sunderland followers, due to the fact the player cannot jump.




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Writer: Michael Coverdale Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 7 2009

Time: 7:04PM

Your Comments

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Dunney if I were you!
jackblue
I've always thought of Dunne as more of a warrior than footballer!
merlin
Dunney's staying in Manchester, err when he gets back from Germany.
Sindbad
merlin -- Pride in battle at City m8!
Sindbad
well it does look like dunney will be joining you and if he does i wish him all the very best but i wish we kept hold of him as he is our captain and been with us nealry 10 years. either way i wish dunney the best for the future.
Mike Hunt
I think Dunne will be great for us as a defender and leader.
marley1615
Unless City sign a couple of CB first, then Dunney is not coming your way.
Buzz Lightyear
Niall Quinn has a cheek. Displaying no respect whatsoever for City tapping up our captain in public. If he thinks he can get him for less than a Championship level defender he can dream on too. If he wants him put in a respectable bid and then talk about it. He is out of order acting like Harry Redknapp.
City Girl
This site is a joke. I dont know why I joined it.
centrelink1
centrelink1, why is it a 'joke?' im sure others would disagree!
pompeyrug
If you think this site is a joke then leave! We don't need supporters like you on here, when we are trying to build up a quality chat ***** so supporters can give there opinions that everyone can comment on. putting comments on here like that are a waste of time! Good Bye!
marley1615
Why have they blocked site in late last comment? lol
marley1615
Ok ill be honest. Im not actually a Black Cats fan. The club I do support, while not as big, certainly has a better Vitalfootball site.
centrelink1
To be honest the articles arent bad, but the forum is never used.
centrelink1
Old and Slow why would you want him ???
Tiny T
Richard Dunne, good in his day , but slow now .
Kimbo
 

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