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Di Canio is reluctant to sell

Paolo Di Canio is reluctant to part with any member of his Sunderland squad, as reports link David Vaughan with an exit.

Last Updated: 22/08/13 at 10:32 Post Comment

David Vaughan: Remains part of Paolo Di Canio's plans

David Vaughan: Remains part of Paolo Di Canio's plans

Championship promotion hopefuls Reading are said to have expressed an interest in Vaughan, who has also attracted attention from Premier League new boys Hull City and Crystal Palace.

He will face added competition for places this season if he remains at the Stadium of Light, with Di Canio having overseen a major summer rebuilding job on Wearside.

The Italian is, however, of the opinion that his efforts during the current transfer window have taken Sunderland up to where they need to be in terms of numbers.

For that reason, he is hoping to avoid seeing any departures sanctioned before 2nd September.

He said: "I don't expect many players to leave before the transfer deadline.

"A lot of players leaving is simply not part of the plan - we do not have a big squad. I'll look to make the most of every player."

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ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

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ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

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