Last Updated: Fri, 17 May 2013 10:07
The move for Lazio defender Modibo Diakite is back on after Sunderland secured their Premier League status.
The 26-year-old centre half is out of contract in Italy in the summer and the Black Cats had been strongly linked with a summer move for the defender, but any move was put in doubt during the club's struggle to beat the drop.
Sunderland are not alone though as Napoli, Juventus and several Russian clubs have all been alerted to his availability on a Bosman deal but he himself has indicated that a move to the Premier League would be right up his street and manager Paolo Di Canio may make a renewed attempt to land him.
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