Sunderland to make Tottenham's Chimbonda highest paid

Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda is set to walk into Sunderland as the club's highest paid player.

The Sun says Black Cats boss Roy Keane will hand the French right-back a £56,000-a- week deal valid for the next four years.

The contract convinced Chimbonda, 29, to snub Everton and Newcastle - who were also trying to land his signature.

Chimbonda fell out with Spurs boss Juande Ramos after a public tantrum when he was subbed during the Carling Cup final against Chelsea.

Finnish midfielder Teemu Tainio, 28, is likely to join him for a Wearside medical.

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