Sunderland, Newcastle chasing Inter Milan midfielder Joel Obi

Sunderland and Newcastle United are being linked with Inter Milan midfielder Joel Obi.

Sunderland and Newcastle United are being linked with Inter Milan midfielder Joel Obi.

Newcastle and Sunderland have both been linked with the 22-year-old and although the Nigerian international’s agent was not naming names, he claimed there are Premier League sides interested.

“I can say that Joel is a player liked in the Premier League,” said Renzo Contratto. “The guy had a difficult season but now is fine.

“He will leave for the Inter pre-season and then we’ll see what the club wants to do.

“Obi is an Inter player and has a contract until 2017, but from now to the market’s end, no one can predict what will happen."

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