Sunderland lead chase for United defender Wes Brown

02 July 2011 06:30
ShareSunderland have emerged as favourites to sign Manchester United defender Wes Brown by offering him a four-year deal.[LNB]Black Cats boss Steve Bruce has tried to see off Stoke, Aston Villa and Everton by giving the 31-year-old a long-term contract that his rivals were unwilling to match because of the defender's injury problems. [LNB] Go Wes: Manchester United defender Brown looks set to leave Old Trafford[LNB]Brown wanted to stay in the north-west but is set to be persuaded by Bruce's commitment.[LNB]Sunderland have been the busiest Premier League club in the transfer window by signing Connor Wickham, Ji Dong-won, Seb Larsson and Keiren Westwood.[LNB]Bruce sees Brown's knowledge and positive influence in the dressing room as vital to guiding his young squad. [LNB] Stoke to rival Sunderland and Villa for ?2m United defender BrownSunderland boss Bruce hopes to continue spending spree by signing United defender Brown[LNB]  Explore more:People: Wes Brown, Steve Bruce

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