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SAFC Paper Talk #12



The January Transfer Window is upon us and predictably, there's a ton of rumours doing the rounds on a Sunderland front.

First of all the good news - it's been confirmed by Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham Hotspur that left-back Danny Rose will remain on Wearside for the remainder of the campaign.

The England U21 defender has a re-call clause in his contract, but Spurs' Portuguese boss has confirmed that he will not bring Rose back to White Hart Lane before his loan deal at the Stadium of Light is up.

Sunderland are keen to capture the former Leeds United left-sider on a permanent deal, but after an excellent first five months with the Lads, Rose could well become more involved with the North Londoners next term.

Speaking to The Sunderland Echo, Rose admitted he was delighted with the news:

"I spoke to the manager (Villas-Boas) on Saturday and asked him what was happening because I wanted to know myself.

"I love the staff, players and management here and I`m not looking to go back south and not play,' stated the Doncaster-born defender.

"He told me the plan was to stay for the full season and whatever happens after that is out of my hands. Then it`s between Sunderland and Spurs."

In terms of departures, midfielder David Meyler is reportedly the subject of a 1.5m offer from Hull City.

The Irish international is currently on-loan with the Championship side and Steve Bruce appears keen to make his loan deal a permanent one.

Meyler's impact under O'Neill has been minimal following his return from a second knee injury, and the Black Cats are at least well-served in the centre of midfield.

Bruce told This is Hull & East Riding that talks were in place to keep his loanees:

'I've spoken with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United [about Robbie Brady] and I've been in contact with Fulham [about David Stockdale] and with Sunderland too. We're doing as much as we possibly can to keep hold of the players we've got.'

In terms of names being linked with a move to the Stadium of Light, Genoa's former Wigan Athletic centre-half Andreas Granqvist is one named being touted around.

Another is former Everton and Millwall midfielder, Tim Cahill, currently of the New York Red Bulls.

The Australian international is being linked with a possible loan move to Sunderland with the MLS season finished.

Finally, striker Ji Dong-Won has joined Bundesliga outfit Augsburg according to sources in his native Korea.
The Journalist

Writer: safc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 1 2013

Time: 10:21AM

 

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