Sunderland to join hunt for cut price Chelsea misfit

Becoming the latest club to be associated with a move for the transfer-listed defender, Sunderland are reportedly considering a bid for Chelsea’s Alex.

The centre-back is apparently unhappy with his lack of first-term football at Stamford Bridge and after handing in a transfer request in July, Alex was swiftly placed on the transfer lst at an estimated worth of £2m.

Since then, numerous clubs from England and abroad have shown significant interest in the defender including QPR, Arsenal, Santos, Juventus as well as PSG, where former Blus boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen to link back up with Alex.

It’s known at this moment in time that QPR’s bid of £2.5m was accepted by Chelsea but after entering negotiations with the West London rival club, it seems as if the move is unlikely with Alex keen to aim higher than Loftus Road for his next, and probably final, destination.

Martin O’Neill would undoubtedly prefer to build a young squad of emerging talent, however the northern Irishman is said to be looking at proven Premier League talents, regardless of their age, as he looks to hold down a spot in the top half of the top flight.

With £2.5m apparently enough to prise the Brazilian away from Stamford Bridge, it’s very likely that Alex will be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this month.

Sunderland continue to be linked with Premier League stalwarts such as James Collins and Richard Dunne, however they could get more value for their money with Alex given the Blues’ desperation to get the 29 year-old out of their squad.


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