Sunderland and Reading were thought to have outdone Arsenal in the pursuit of Zambian talent Stoppila Sunzu. Now it seems Arsenal have jumped back to the front of the queue.
He was a free agent now he is worth £4 million and Sunderland have joined the race for the 23-year-old Zambia international. Is he even worth all the hassle?
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Stopila Sunzu began Sunday as an unheralded centre-back for the Congolese side TP Mazembe.