Celtic's Balde in Sunderland sights

Sunderland boss Roy Keane is planning a bid for Celtic defender Bobo Balde.

Scotland on Sunday says the Guinea defender is picking up £28,000 a week without playing. He has been told he has no future at the club, but the 32-year-old rejected a move to Sunderland in August because his former Hoops team-mate Keane was only offering a short-term deal.

However, Keane is now desperate to shore up his leaky defence and knows an offer of £1m and a longer contract could land Balde during next month's transfer window.

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