Sunderland have confirmed interest in free agent Lucas Neill. The former West Ham captain has been the subject of much transfer talk this off season with a move to Turkish club Galatasaray the most mooted idea but now the Black Cats have expressed their interest.
"He is extremely experienced. The attraction is that he is available on a free transfer."
Hammers manager Gianfranco Zola is still maintaining hope that the club and player can agree to a deal that would see the Australian captain remain at Upton Park.