re: January 2013 Transfer Window (Soon to be featuring Crazy Jim & Sexy Natalie)
Now this website is a total disgrace after they published the Jelavic 'story' about him wanting to leave the club because Kevin Mirallas is a ball hog.. But Shep might be interested in this..
Former Everton midfielder ready to join Black Cats on loan
Former Everton favourite Tim Cahill is on the verge of joining Sunderland on a short term loan deal, according to The Daily Mail.
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The 33 year old Australian is currently available having completed the MLS season in America with his team New York Red Bulls.
The terms of the deal are rumoured to be similar to those which saw Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry join Everton and Arsenal respectively.
Everton fans will remember Cahill fondly for his uncanny ability of getting himself on the end of aerial balls despite his short stature.
The Australian international scored 68 times in 278 appearances for David Moyes’ side after joining for a mere £1.5 million from Milwall.
Famed for his boxing celebration, the powerful midfielder went on to captain the side before leaving for the States in July 2012.
Sunderland are looking for reinforcements after a disappointing first half of the season where Martin O’Neil’s men managed just 21 goals, putting them amongst the league’s lowest scorers.
The Black Cats will be hoping that with Cahill joining them at the Stadium of Light, there will be a more incisive presence in the midfield, which could stop them being dragged into a relegation dogfight.
They are expecting a response from Cahill within the next 24 hours but QPR and Aston Villa are waiting in the wings ready to swoop should the deal fall through.
EDIT: Couple of bits from Sky Sports:
Chelsea winger Kevin de Bruyne has been impressing during his loan spell at Werder Bremen and coach Thomas Schaaf is keen to keep the Belgium international. Though speculation of a permanent deal has previously been played down, Schaaf hopes De Bruyne will still be at Bremen next season.
Newcastle and Sunderland are deadlocked at 5/2 to sign Danny Graham this month, with the Swansea man forced to settle for a place on the bench for much of this campaign. Liverpool, managed by former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers, are considered 20/1 outsiders.
Sunderland are now odds-on (8/11) to sign Stewart Downing in January, with consistent backing pushing long-term favourites Middlesbrough out to 9/1. Arsenal are surprise second favourites though at 8/1.
Talk Sport have also linked Baines with PSG.
French football journalist Julien Laurens brings Mike Graham all the latest news from that part of the world.
And Laurens says he can see why Paris Saint-Germain could move for Leighton Baines, amid reports the big-spending club are lining up a £15million bid for the Everton defender.
"PSG are looking for a left-back who can be there for the next few years. Someone like Leighton Baines would fit the bill perfectly," Laurens told Graham on Extra Time.
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