Black Cats move for Baird
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland are lining up a move for Southampton's Chris Baird.Sunderland are lining up a move for Southampton's Chris Baird.
The Black Cats are hoping to beat Fulham to the signature of the Northern Ireland international after tabling a £3million bid for the defender.
Southampton have accepted the bid and Baird is believed to be on Wearside to hold talks and undergo a medical at the Stadium of Light.
Baird is looking to move on from St Mary's after handing in a transfer request following Southampton's decision to reject an offer from Fulham.
Sunderland boss Roy Keane is now hoping to lure him to Wearside as he looks to bolster his defensive options for the start of the new season.