Black Cats line up audacious bid
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland are the latest club to show an interest in Anthony Le Tallec.
Sunderland are the latest club to show an interest in Liverpool starlet Anthony Le Tallec.
The gifted Frenchman could be leaving St Etienne after the arrival of Lamine Sakho, with Norwich City and Crystal Palace already rumoured to be keen on the 20-year-old.
After only three starts in Ligue 1 this term for Les Verts, the Anfield loanee may return to England to improve his chances of regular first team football.
French sources claim Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy would love to pull off an audacious swoop for the highly-rated attacking midfielder as he bids to take The Black Cats back up to The Premiership.
After missing out in the play-offs last term, the Wearsiders are fully focused on catching leading duo Ipswich Town and Wigan Athletic as the race for promotion hots up.
It is believed that talks have already taken place in a bid to lure Le Tallec to The Stadium of Light but Leeds United have also been alerted by his availability during their discussions with Liverpool over the sale of keeper Scott Carson.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez may decide he would prefer to loan the youngster to a Championship club rather than have him battling to avoid relegation with either Norwich or Palace.