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Diouf reveals pair of suitors

06 Jan 2009 - 11:05:26

Sunderland forward El Hadji Diouf claims he is wanted by both Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic.

The Senegal international revealed earlier in the week that he wanted to hold talks with Black Cats boss Ricky Sbragia over his future at the Stadium of Light.

The former Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers striker has been largely out in the cold since Sbragia replaced Roy Keane in the managerial hot-seat in December.

Diouf only arrived on Wearside in a £2.6million deal from Bolton last summer, but appears to have paved the way for his exit by claiming he would be interested in a move to either Blackburn or Wigan.

Rovers are frontrunners to sign the outspoken forward as they are managed by former Bolton boss Sam Allardyce.

"Sam Allardyce wants me to join him and Wigan's manager has called me as well," claimed Diouf.

"I am not allowed to make two transfers during the same season but can leave if the clubs agree.

"I signed a four-year contract with Sunderland and don't want to leave on bad terms.

"I hope they will find a solution."


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