TRANSFER RUMOURS: Sunderland failed in late move for Liverpool’s Ryan Babel

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SUNDERLAND tried to snatch Ryan Babel from under the noses of German outfit Hoffenheim, according to reports.

The Liverpool striker is set to complete his move to Germany today after long being linked with the Bundesliga outfit.

But Sky Sports are reporting that Sunderland made a late inquiry for Babel, who they have been linked with before.

The Black Cats are searching for reinforcements after selling Darren Bent to Aston Villa.