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  • Nickname:Black Cats
  • Founded:1879
  • Manager:Gus Poyet
  • Ground:Stadium of light
  • Capacity:48353
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Keane determined over duo

09 May 2008 - 08:31:01

Sunderland manager Roy Keane has warned any potential suitors that key duo Kenwyne Jones and Craig Gordon are not for sale.

The Trinidad & Tobago striker and Scotland goalkeeper have been two of the club's stand-out performers during a season which has ended in Premier League survival.

Keane signed both - Jones for £6million from Southampton and Gordon for £9million from Hearts - last summer and the Black Cats boss has no desire to see either leave the Stadium of Light.

"No sometimes really means yes in the transfer market, but in the cases of Kenwyne and Craig, no means no without a doubt," he claimed.

"Kenwyne and our goalkeeper are definitely not going anywhere. There are certain players who are untouchable.

"Sometimes a club might think they might get £20million or £30million and invest it and it's a good deal for everyone, but it certainly wouldn't be a good deal for us to let Kenwyne or our goalkeeper go.

"It would set us back a hell of a lot. They are no-gos - even if we were offered crazy money.

"All our players have so much to learn, but the good thing with those two is that I look at them and they want to learn.

"I'm not sure with some of the others that they want to learn too much."

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