TRANSFER TALK: Bardsley to stay at Sunderland despite Fulham link

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PHIL Bardsley is staying at Sunderland, after the Black Cats turned down a late bid – believed to be from Fulham, for the full-back, according to reports.

It is understood an offer was made for 28-year-old Bardsley on Thursday night but quickly knocked back by Sunderland boss Gus Poyet.

And Bardsley will hope to complete his journey from villain to hero by entering discussions over a new contract at the Stadium of Light.

A £1million offer from the Cottagers was made earlier in the window, but Bardsley has become a key man for the Wearsiders under the Uruguayan.

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