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Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has confirmed he is running the rule over Zambia international Stoppila Sunzu.

Last Updated: 12/03/13 at 10:31 Post Comment

Stoppila Sunzu: Zambia international training with Sunderland

Stoppila Sunzu: Zambia international training with Sunderland

The 23-year-old central defender has been training with the Black Cats, and he has already played in a fixture behind closed doors.

Sunzu was forced out of the action with a slight knee injury, while he will also head out on international duty for a World Cup qualifier in Lesotho.

Premier League rivals Reading pulled out of the race for Sunzu in January due to a contract dispute with TP Mazembe.

The Congolese club eventually resolved that Sunzu was under contract until 2015, rather than being a free agent, but Mazembe have given the player permission to train with Sunderland.

O'Neill told the Sunderland Echo: "He played a little game the other day, but he had a swollen knee before he came here and he had to come off in the game.

"That will stop him training for a week at most. And then he'll be going away to play during the international break so we'll monitor him during that game.

"But I haven't seen enough of him yet to make a decision on him."

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