Date:Thursday October 5 2006
Republic of Ireland international Rory Delap is close to agreeing a loan move to Stoke.
The versatile player was signed last season by Mick McCarthy and was one of Sunderland's better performers in their dissapointing Premiership campaign, a 30 yard strike away at Everton his highlight.
And while he played in Roy Keane's first matches as manager, in the right back position, he has since not been involved in the first team squad and Keane seems prepared to let him leave on a temporary basis for the time being.
With new signings Arnau Riera, Graham Kavanagh and Liam Miller adding to the already swelling midfield ranks, Delap would find it difficult to fight his way into the side, especially after it became clear that Keane did not rate him at full back.
After the capture of Lee Hendrie from Aston Villa, Stoke boss Tony Pulis is hoping to add further midfield experience to his squad and is set to make a loan bid for Delap over the weekend.
Sunderland - FSF's May Newsletter (Friday May 29 2015)
Bonus Time For Sunderland (Thursday May 28 2015)
Advocaat Turns Down Black Cats Job To Retire. (Thursday May 28 2015)
Fletcher Pleased With Goal (Monday May 25 2015)
Stats: Chelsea v Black Cats (Sunday May 24 2015)
Chelsea v Sunderland: Team Sheet (Sunday May 24 2015)
Big Finish Wanted By Advocaat. (Sunday May 24 2015)
Advocaat Looking For New Players If He Stays. (Sunday May 24 2015)
Sunderland's Season Finale Injury Table List (Friday May 22 2015)
Squad Want Advocaat To Stay says Defoe (Thursday May 21 2015)
|14. Leicester City||38||11||8||19||-9||41|
|17. Aston Villa||38||10||8||20||-26||38|
|18. Hull City||38||8||11||19||-18||35|
|Diego Costa in Another Injury Scare!
» Chelsea : 29/05/2015 18:57:01
|Atsu Joins Bournemouth
» Chelsea : 29/05/2015 18:49:01
|Hendon Pens Two-Year Orient Deal
» West Ham : 29/05/2015 18:40:01
|United Swooping for French Teenager
» Man Utd : 29/05/2015 18:32:00
|Is De Boer Our Man?
» West Ham : 29/05/2015 18:25:01