Sunderland finalising Bosman deal for Cuellar

Sunderland are wrapping up terms for Bosman transfer Carlos Cuellar.

Sunderland are wrapping up terms for Bosman transfer Carlos Cuellar.

The Mirror says the Spanish defender left Aston Villa, who are trying to reduce their wage bill, on a Bosman earlier this summer.

Cuellar, who can play centre-half and right-back, had been talking to several clubs in his homeland, including Sevilla.

But the 30-year-old is now set to link up again with Black Cats manager Martin O'Neill, who took him to Villa in a £7.8million swoop on Scottish giants Rangers in August 2008.

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