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DEADLINE DAY: EXCLUSIVE - Andy Lonergan’s pre-agreed move from Leeds to Sunderland is OFF

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A source has revealed that despite an agreement being in place for Andy Lonergan’s move to Sunderland from Leeds, the deal is OFF. Just where do Sunderland turn next?

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Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan’s move to Sunderland from Leeds United is off, a source has revealed to Roker Report.

Despite a deal between the player and the club being agreed last week, “a complication came up that neither he or the club could get over”, and the transfer is off, with Sunderland now forced to scramble around in order to find an alternative before the transfer window closes at 11pm.

The player is said to be ‘bitterly disappointed’ about the breakdown in talks, and has only good things to say about Chris Coleman and Kit Symons, who have been very easy to deal with throughout negotiations.

Lonergan was, as of yesterday, expected to move to Sunderland and though Chris Coleman stopped short of confirming that it was over the line, he did concede that it was close.