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Malbranque signs Sunderland deal

Steed Malbranque
Malbranque signed for Spurs from Fulham

Sunderland have signed Tottenham midfielder Steed Malbranque on a four-year deal.

Malbranque, 28, had been given 24 hours to sign for the Black Cats by boss Roy Keane and is the third player to be signed by Sunderland from Tottenham.

Spurs full-back Pascal Chimbonda and midfielder Teemu Tainio have also moved from White Hart Lane to Wearside.

However, former Spurs team-mate Younes Kaboul has indicated he will turn down a move to the Stadium of Light.

Keane has also had an offer accepted for centre-back Kaboul, who endured a frustrating first season at Spurs after arriving from Auxerre.

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Kaboul, 22, has also attracted interest from Aston Villa and Portsmouth and his agent has suggested that Pompey would be the youngster's preferred destination, which would leave Keane continuing to look for a centre-back.

Keane has also signed forward El-Hadji Diouf from Bolton as he changes the look of his side that finished 15th in the Barclays Premier League last season.

Teenager David Meyler has also signed for the Wearside club from Cork City, along with experienced goalkeeper Nick Colgan, who was released by Ipswich.




see also
Diouf completes Sunderland switch
28 Jul 08 |  Sunderland
Chimbonda signs up for Sunderland
26 Jul 08 |  Sunderland
Sunderland snap up Irish teenager
25 Jul 08 |  Sunderland
Sunderland sign versatile Tainio
23 Jul 08 |  Sunderland
Sunderland sign up veteran Colgan
24 Jul 08 |  Sunderland
Striker Jones facing long lay-off
17 Jul 08 |  Sunderland
Keane expects transfer activity
21 Jul 08 |  Sunderland


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