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Sunderland boss O'Neill targets Wigan attacker Maloney

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is eyeing Wigan Athletic midfielder Shaun Maloney.

The People says O'Neill wanted the Scotland international in the January window but Latics talked him into signing a new long-term deal.

However, O'Neill plans to go back in the summer for a player he had under his wing at Celtic and Aston Villa.

If Wigan go down - or Sunderland offer at least £2.5million - then the crafty midfielder will be on his way to the Stadium of Light.

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