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11.12.2010 Sports News

Madrid eyeing Asamoah Gyan?

By The Ghanaian Times
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Spanish giants, Real Madrid are planning a shock swoop for Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan in a bid to add more depth to the team.

According to the Sun, Real boss Jose Mourinho wants the 25-year-old striker to replace Gonzalo Higuain who faces a lengthy layoff with a hernia problem.

After an impressive World Cup with Ghana Gyan made a $13 million move from Rennes to join Steve Bruce with the Black Cats in the summer.

Since then he has repaid the club record fee with six goals and
Some eye-catching performances, against quality opposition such as Chelsea.

Gyan is also in the running to becoming African Player of the Year ahead of the Blues Didier Drogba.

Madrid are still reeling from their 5-0 hammering, to rivals Barcelona nearly two weeks ago with Mourinho eager to address his side's failings in the January transfer window.

However, Sunderland are unlikely to want to sell e the Ghanaian striker so soon after his arrival, and given the fact that fellow first team striker Danny Welbeck is on loan from Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Gyan is doubtful for this weekend's f clash with Fulham,
The Black Cats attacker is struggling with a toe injury
The Ghana striker has been in good form since joining the club from French club Rennes.

Black Cats boss Steve Bruce will give Gyan until the last minute to prove his fitness ahead of the trip to
Craven Cottage.

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