Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy has priced himself out of a move to Sunderland.

The Daily Mail says the Black Cats had agreed a fee with Tottenham, believed to be in the region of £1m, for the 30-year-old midfielder.

But Murphy demanded £20,000 a week to move to the Stadium of Light and manager Roy Keane faxed Spurs officials yesterday to inform them the deal was off, according to sources.