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Dunne Deal

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
Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Time: 7:04PM

Comments

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I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Dunney if I were you!
jackblue
07/07/2009 19:23:00
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I've always thought of Dunne as more of a warrior than footballer!
merlin
07/07/2009 19:27:00
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Dunney's staying in Manchester, err when he gets back from Germany.
Sindbad
07/07/2009 19:27:00
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merlin -- Pride in battle at City m8!
Sindbad
07/07/2009 19:28:00
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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
07/07/2009 19:49:00
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I think Dunne will be great for us as a defender and leader.
marley1615
07/07/2009 19:59:00
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Unless City sign a couple of CB first, then Dunney is not coming your way.
Buzz Lightyear
07/07/2009 21:27:00
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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
07/07/2009 22:08:00
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This site is a joke. I dont know why I joined it.
centrelink1
08/07/2009 09:54:00
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centrelink1, why is it a 'joke?' im sure others would disagree!
pompeyrug
08/07/2009 10:24:00
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