Niall Quinn says Robbie Keane not a Sunderland target after Darren Bent departure

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SUNDERLAND are hunting a replacement for Darren Bent, but it won’t be Robbie Keane.

Black Cats chairman Niall Quinn - a former team-mate of Keane with the Republic of Ireland - insists his old striker partner is not on the radar.

“Robbie doesn’t quite suit us now,” he told KildareTV. “Robbie works well off a big physical player, but we don’t have that now. What (Asamoah) Gyan and (Danny) Welbeck need is a physical presence, like Darren.”

Sunderland are chasing Aston Villa’s John Carew and Stoke’s Ricrado Fuller.