Sunderland head queue for Blackburn ace

It looks like Robbie Savage’s days as a Blackburn player are numbered, if Sky Sports are to be believed. The former Leicester midfielder appears to be interesting a series of clubs, with Rovers boss Mark Hughes hinting that Sunderland are in pole position to sign the Welshman.

“We have received a number of enquiries about Robbie Savage but our valuation has not been met,” said Hughes. ”Sunderland’s interest has been the most definite and we’ll know something more in the next few days.”

It’s been clear for some time that Black Cats manager Roy Keane is looking to strengthen his squad in January as they scrap for their lives to avoid relegation. They dropped back into the drop zone on Wednesday night after their 1-0 defeat at Ewood Park.

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