EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland to bid £8m for Zamora
Published 22:30 22/12/11 By Alan Nixon
Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is ready to offer £8million for Fulham’s unsettled striker Bobby Zamora - but faces a fight to make him move from London.
O’Neill wants a new target man and thinks the England cap would be perfect for the style he wants to play to turn round the fortunes of the Black Cats.
Zamora can leave Fulham where he has had a stormy relationship with Martin Jol, but the far-travelled forward is settled in the capital.
O’Neill could push the boat out and offer top terms, but the word from Zamora’s camp is that the next move is not just about money.
New boss O’Neill can only wait so long for Zamora as his second choice - Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic - is being pursued by rivals, headed by QPR.
Sunderland are also chasing Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse but German side Freiburg want a big fee although that may come down during the window - and as they face a possible relegation.