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LOAN WATCH: Sunderland intent on retaining Swansea's Ki

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has every intention of keeping Ki Sung-yueng at the club this month and beyond.

The South Korean midfielder is on a season-long loan from Swansea City who opted not to call him back in January as per conditions of the agreement.

After some impressive form with the Black Cats, Poyet believes that he may be able to convince Ki to sign a permanent deal at the end of the campaign.

"There is a chance (of a full transfer)," said Poyet of Ki who scored one goal and provided one of Adam Johnson's hat-trick in the weekend's 4-1 win at Fulham.

"Swansea had an opportunity to call him back, and they didn't.

"That was a difficult day for me because I was waiting and waiting.

"I think there are a couple of things we need to make sure: where we are and where we want to go, and with the player as well.

"I can see that he's enjoying his football and making a difference."

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Andrew Slevison
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