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Sunderland miss out in 2m bid for 'Egyptian Beckham' Al-Mohammadi

01 Feb 2010 15:49:20

Sunderland miss out in 2m bid for 'Egyptian Beckham' Al-Mohammadi

'Egyptian David Beckham': Ahmed Al-Mohammadi Winger Ahmed Al-Muhammadi, daubed the Egyptian David Beckham, hasseen his hopes of a move to Sunderland dashed by club ENPPI for thesecond successive transfer window. Black Cats boss Steve Bruce originally moved to sign the versatileright-sided player on loan in September, although that was dismissedout of hand. He then returned on Monday with a substantial cash offer. Al-Muhammadi's agent, though, claims the Egyptian club want to keep their star-turn until at least the end of the season. 'Sunderland offered £2million plus 20% of the next sale,' agent Nader Shawki told Reports had suggested Sunderland had agreed terms with the 22-year-old. Shawki added: 'Unfortunately ENPPI insist on keeping Al-Muhammadi and do not want to sell him before the end of the season. 'He is keen to make the move. He wants to play in England and knowsthat Sunderland are a good side. We hope we can find a solution withthe board soon.' Al-Muhammadi, who can play anywhere on the right flank, was a keyfigure as Egypt clinched their seventh African Nations Cup crownyesterday. He featured in every game, scoring one goal against Benin in the group stages.   Sunderland eye 'Egyptian Beckham' Al-Mohammadi as Beattie deal faltersBeattie ponders £3m Sunderland switch as Black Cats give up on KeaneTRANSFER DEADLINE DAY LIVE: West Ham complete signing of Benni McCarthy, Portsmouth reject Stoke's £3m bid for Asmir Begovic and Nicky Shorey joins Fulham on loan - all the deals and drama as they happenSunderland move for Spurs star Keane will allow Kenwyne to join LiverpoolSUNDERLAND FC


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