Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Man Bendtner Can Return to Black Cats Action

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Man Bendtner Can Return to Black Cats Action

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injury like that, so we just wait and see."

O'Neill also confirmed midfielder Bolo Zenden and striker Zlatan Muslimovic will not be joining Sunderland.

The pair are both out of contract, meaning they can sign outside the transfer window, and have been linked with the Black Cats.

However, the deadline-day loan signings of Wayne Bridge and Sotirios Kyrgiakos took Sunderland's squad up to the full complement of 25 players over the age of 21 allowed under Premier League rules.

That means there are no slots available for 35-year-old Zenden - who is without a club after leaving Wearside at the end of last season - or 30-yearold Muslimovic to take.

O'Neill added: "We could not sign them, even if we wanted to.

"Zlatan we had a look at, inviting him over to train with us and Bolo we were aware is ready to play again.

"However, you are only allowed to register 25 senior players and we used our last two slots up in signing Wayne Bridge and Sotirios Kyrgiakos "It is a bit strange you cannot bring in more players if you have long-term injuries. …

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