Transfer talk: QPR’s Cesar linked with Sunderland

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QPR keeper Julio Cesar could be a replacement for Simon Mignolet at Sunderland, according to reports in Italy.

Mignolet completed his £11million move to Liverpool yesterday, with back-up Keiren Westwood expected to succeed him as first-choice Sunderland stopper next season.

But there is speculation in Italy that Cesar could be a target for the Black Cats, with the 33-year-old expected to leave relegated QPR this summer.

Roma were thought to be on the verge of sealing a move for the Brazilian, yet Sunderland have now been mooted as showing late interest in the former Inter Milan keeper.

But Cesar is on a lucrative contract at Loftus Road, estimated to be in excess of £80,000 a week, which would be far in excess of anything Sunderland were willing to pay.