Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sunderland after Beye

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has confirmed his interest in signing Aston Villa full-back Habib Beye after missing out on Guy Demel. 

Bruce, who has already brought in Matthew Kilgallon from Sheffield United, is looking to bolster his defensive options before the close of the transfer window.

He had targeted a deal for Demel, but the Ivory Coast international has opted to stay at Hamburg until the end of the season.

That has prompted Bruce to now train his sights on Beye, who has made just nine appearances for Villa since his move from Newcastle United last summer.

The Black Cats boss is now waiting to learn whether Villa will be prepared to let Beye return to the North East before the end of the money.