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Sunderland pair Roberge and Graham could be savvy signings for Leeds United this month

Leeds United may be interested to note that Sunderland have reportedly put some of their players up for sale.

Leeds United have had mixed fortunes when dealing with Sunderland so far this season, their loan move for Will Buckley proving anything but successful while a temporary deal for Liam Bridcutt proved an instant master-stroke.

But with Leeds looking to strengthen and Sunderland reportedly keen on trimming their own squad could the Whites make a move for another member of the Black Cats’ team?

According to a report from the Sun, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has put five players up for sale this month and two of them – Danny Graham and Valentin Roberge – could prove to be smart signings at Elland Road.

Leeds may have bought Lee Erwin and Chris Wood last summer but they could still do with more firepower and Graham at his best certainly offers that.

At 30, and with his contract expiring this summer, he could be available on the cheap and with Blackburn Rovers already said to be interested Leeds may be wise to make a bid of their own.

After all, Graham knows where the goal is and he will be keen to prove the doubters wrong by getting back to what he does best.

As for Roberge, the 28-year-old centre-back would add another defensive option to Steve Evans’ squad and while his move to Sunderland has fallen flat he previously impressed for Maritimo, where he featured 97 times, scoring three goals in the process.

Evans may of course be looking elsewhere, but Bridcutt may not be the last Sunderland player who arrives at Leeds this season if a good deal can be agreed for all parties.

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