SUNDERLAND have been linked with a second raid on Manchester City, with defender Micah Richards reportedly on the Black Cats’ radar.
Richards, who is in the final year of his contract at the Etihad, has been told he can leave the Premier League champions after making just 10 first team appearances last season.
Sunderland are one of a host of clubs who have been credited with an interest in £5million-rated Richards, with Newcastle United also offered the services of the 26-year-old.
The Black Cats are on the look-out for further defensive reinforcements, despite the capture of Argentine international Santiago Vergini last week.
And Sunderland have already been successful in taking one player from City this summer after signing England international Jack Rodwell in a £10m deal.
But Richards would need to take a big pay cut on his estimated £70,000 wages if he was to move to the Stadium of Light.