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Roker Roundup: Defender ‘set to reject’ Sunderland transfer, moving instead to Cardiff City

According to a report in the Mail, recently-relegated Cardiff City are set to beat Sunderland to the signing of highly-rated Oxford United captain Curtis Nelson.

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Target to join Cardiff

Oxford United manager Karl Robinson revealed this week that reported Sunderland target Curtis Nelson was expected to leave the club, saying that he presumed he had a club lined up.

It looks like that is the case but with Championship side Cardiff City expected to win the race for the central defender.

The Daily Mail reports that the Welsh club have agreed a deal to sign the 26-year-old who is out of contract at the end of this month.

Oxford United v Coventry City - Sky Bet League One Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Another target snapped up?

Sunderland may also miss out on another target, with reports suggesting that Huddersfield may swoop for Leyton Orient forward Josh Koroma.

According to The Sun, The Terriers have matched the London club’s £500,000 valuation for Koroma after having an initial bid of £300,000 bid rejected.

Sunderland made a bid of £200,000 for the 20-year-old back on transfer deadline day in January, which Orient rejected, and were reportedly still interested in the forward’s services.

Leyton Orient v Harrogate Town - Vanarama National League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Tyson goes home

Former Sunderland striker Milton Nunez will prolong his playing career after signing for CD Victoria of Honduras.

Tyson is now 46 but has signed for a club in his homeland for the first time in a decade after a long spell playing in Guatemala for various clubs.

Peter Reid famously signed Nunez for Sunderland back in 1999 but he only made one appearance for the club before departing for Nacional of Uruguay.

United States vs Honduras