Stoke City make bid for Lee Cattermole

Steve Bardens

Stoke City have made a bid to sign Lee Cattermole from Sunderland.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has revealed that the Black Cats have received an impressive offer from Stoke City for their midfielder Lee Cattermole

Quoted in the Northern Echo, Poyet said:

"From the beginning of the morning, we started to deal with the Lee Cattermole situation. I am late because in the last few hours we have got to a really impressive point. The offer and the situation is not easy. Nothing is finalised. It is still ongoing."

Cattermole would be a significant departure for Sunderland, having first joined the club from Wigan Athletic back in 2009. He's made 14 Premier League appearances this season and has been a significant part of Poyet's side, though Stoke's bid is seemingly big enough for the Black Cats to loosen their grip on the tough-tackler.

The 25-year-old didn't train for Sunderland today, though having sat out the last match with a knock, that may be meaningless.

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