Cahill could join Black Cats on loan

 

Tim Cahill used to delight in scoring against Sunderland during his years at Millwall and Everton but now representatives of the New York Red Bulls midfielder are negotiating a deal which could see Cahill playing for Martin O’Neill’s side during the MLS off season.

Now 33, the Australia international moved to the United States last summer but would welcome a short return to the Premier League, where Sunderland could do with a bit more creativity and a few more goals.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign France international defender Mathieu Debuchy from Lille.

It is understood the Magpies have finally reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 side on a €6 million transfer after failing to land the player despite protracted talks during the summer.

The 27-year-old, a former team-mate of midfielder Yohan Cabaye, has made no secret of his desire to head for Tyneside.

Sources in France have indicated that could now happen with the transfer window due to open on Tuesday. Debuchy appeared in all four of his country’s games at the Euro 2012 finals last summer and now has 13 senior caps to his name.

Should the Magpies push home their interest in Debuchy, he is unlikely to be their last defensive target and they retain an interest in FC Twente’s Douglas.

Guardian Service

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.