Tottenham and Sunderland weigh up Hutton and Ferdinand swap deal

09 December 2009 10:01
Sunderland and Tottenham are set to swap defenders in a bid to cure homesickness.[LNB]Black Cats boss Steve Bruce wants to exchange Anton Ferdinand for Alan Hutton as both players are unhappy where they are and want to return nearer their roots.[LNB]Right back Hutton, 27, signed for Spurs from Rangers for £9m in January 2008  but has struggled with injury ever since and is now behind Vedran Corluka in the pecking order.[LNB] Straight swap? Sunderland's Anton Ferdinand (left) could replace Alan Hutton at Spurs - and vice-versa[LNB]He wants to head back north while Ferdinand, 24, has fallen out of favour with Bruce and a move back to London - he signed from West Ham last year - could revive his career.[LNB]Bruce has been using Ghana international John Mensah and Paraguayan Paulo Da Silva instead of Ferdinand along with £6m summer signing Michael Turner.[LNB]Now he wants Hutton to provide competition for full-backs Phil Bardsley, George McCartney and Kieran Richardson.[LNB]Redknapp, meanwhile, wants cover in central defence with Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate's fitness problems refusing to go away and knows a return to the capital would tempt Ferdinand.[LNB] Sol shock: Man United set for Campbell swoop to plug their injury-hit defenceLuka Modric closer to Spurs comeback after playing 70 minutes of friendly win over Grays AthleticTottenham rocked as Ledley suffers fresh injury setback in friendly matchTHE MIDLANDER: England boss Fabio Capello could do a lot worse than Birmingham's Roger Johnson in central defenceSUNDERLAND FC

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