Larsson weighs up options

Midfielder has four Premier League offers after leaving Birmingham

Last Updated: 30/05/11 12:34pm

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Sebastian Larsson's agent expects the midfielder to make a decision on his future by the second week of June.

The Sweden international is a free agent after leaving Birmingham City following the Carling Cup winners' relegation from the Premier League.

He is being tracked by several top-flight clubs, with reports suggesting Sunderland, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City have made offers.

Skysports.com revealed earlier in May that Sunderland are leading the chase for the 25-year-old after Black Cats boss Steve Bruce signed Larsson during his time in charge at Birmingham.

Larsson is currently away on international duty and his representative Per Jonsson acknowledged the player enjoyed his time working with Bruce at St Andrew's.

Good relationship

"Seb has a few offers from some good clubs that we are looking into at the moment," Jonsson told the Sunderland Echo. "He will need a few weeks to consider his future.

"There have been four clubs from the Premier League who have made approaches. There is no problem finding a club in this case. The problem is sorting out which club it is."
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"We have the international games coming up. Sweden have got two qualifiers for the European Championships so Seb and the other players have to have their concentration on them.

"But after those games, we will be sorting out his future pretty quickly. By the first or second week in June, everything should be sorted out.

"There have been four clubs from the Premier League who have made approaches. There is no problem finding a club in this case. The problem is sorting out which club it is.

"Obviously Seb has got a good relationship with Steve Bruce and Eric Black (Sunderland assistant manager).

"Steve was the manager at Birmingham before and took him to Birmingham and he made his breakthrough under him there. You can see they have a good relationship from that."

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