Sunderland boss Roy Keane remains confident of beating Aston Villa and Portsmouth for Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul.

"I know we are the only club that has agreed a fee with Tottenham because we are in constant conversation with them. But I know the way the game works," he said.

Kaboul's agent, Rudy Raby, told The Journal: "Aston Villa and Portsmouth are two other clubs that have shown an interest.

"But he is still interested in going to Sunderland - of course he is. At the moment I can't say when a decision will be made."