Sunderland look to take Manchester City winger on loan

Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce, is hopeful that he can convince Manchester City boss, Roberto Mancini, to let him take Shaun Wright-Phillips on a season-long loan.

However, the Italian is thought to be holding out for the permanent sale of Wright-Phillips as the Englishman becomes more and more distant from the first team.

Wright-Phillips’ agent Robert Lindsay says his client would be open to a move away from the Citizens, noting: “There has been an enquiry from Sunderland about Shaun,”

He added: “There is no secret that Manchester City are prepared to let him go if an offer came in and it was the right offer so I would guess it is now up to Sunderland whether to follow up that initial interest.”

The 29 year-old has also been associated with a move to the Reebok Stadium, but Bolton are thought  to be put off by the player’s high wage demands.

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