Sunderland Set To Land Long-Term Target Sulley Muntari From Inter

Posted by admin on Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Sunderland have been given permission to open talks with Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari by Inter, according to reports.

The former Portsmouth midfielder has been a long-term target of Steve Bruce and it is understood that an initial loan deal would be in place until the end of the season with an option to make the move permanent if things go well.

The Press Association report that the European champions have given the player – who has made just 12 appearances this season – permission to speak to the Premier League side.

Muntari has been linked with a number of clubs, such as Liverpool and Tottenham, as speculation intensified following the summer departure of manager Jose Mourinho from the San Siro.

If Muntari joins Sunderland he would be the third Ghanaian in the Black Cats squad, joining John Mensah and record signing Asamoah Gyan on Wearside.