TRANSFER TALK: Sunderland linked with QPR’s Cesar

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SUNDERLAND have again been linked with a move for QPR keeper Julio Cesar.

Cesar has not played for the Championship side this season, despite impressing last year as Harry Redknapp’s side were relegated from the top flight.

The Black Cats were linked with the Brazilian international during the summer prior to the arrival of Vito Mannone at the Stadium of Light.

And Sunderland have now been credited with a fresh interest in Cesar after reports today suggested the Black Cats want the 34-year-old on loan until the end of the season.

Under Premier League rules, Sunderland would have to make permanent moves for their existing loan players Fabio Borini and Ki Sung-Yeung, or cancel their temporary stints at the Stadium of Light, before signing any other domestic players on loan.

And Cesar’s wages would also have to be heavily subsidised due to his lucrative salary at Loftus Road.

QPR would prefer to offload Cesar on a permanent deal and there has been interest in the keeper’s homeland, with Sao Paolo reported to be keen.