Sunderland’s Kay in Tranmere talks

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SUNDERLAND defender Michael Kay has entered talks with Tranmere Rovers to turn his loan move into a permanent one, writes CHRIS YOUNG.

The 21-year-old has been on loan at Prenton Park for the last month and will remain with the struggling League One outfit until the end of the season.

Kay has impressed on Merseyside and Rovers have now entered into negotiations with the Consett-born right-back to commit his future to the club.

Tranmere boss Les Parry said: “We are trying to bring Michael here permanently.

“It would be nice to make him our own player and get the right-back position sorted.

“We have come to an agreement with Sunderland and next we’re going to sit down with the player and his agent, who happens to be Colin Todd.

“It might not happen for quite a while or it might happen within a week.”

Kay has helped Tranmere to four clean sheets in five appearances after spending two months on loan at non-league Gateshead earlier in the campaign.

A regular for the reserves, Kay has made just one appearance for Sunderland’s first team – at Blackburn in the FA Cup in 2009.